Five Minute Friday — Gather

Friday. Friday. Time for some writing … five minutes worth as part of Five Minute Friday. Here, hundreds of blogging friends congregate at Kate’s place ( to string together our thoughts on a common prompt word. I invite you to visit my friends at Kate’s blog and see what pearls they have come up with.

This week’s prompt is appropriate for me. GATHER. So, here we go. The timer is set, so let’s GO

I’ll be back on the road tomorrow, heading down to New Jersey to gather with some old school mates for a final tour of Don Bosco Tech in Paterson before the wrecking ball hits the brick and mortar.

I have no idea how many fellow Rams will show up or from what geographical reach. But thousands of young men walked through the hallowed halls in the 53 year history of the school on Union Avenue.

The Salesians sold the school to Paterson Public Schools in 2002. They changed the name to Don Bosco Techology Academy for fifth-eighth grade students. We knew the school was scheduled for demolition, but we were hoping we would get another chance to visit.

All the pieces started to fit into place a couple of weeks again when one of our graduates, who now works for Paterson Schools, managed to get the okay.

I’m looking forward to the gathering. Already the memories are flowing… STOP

That’s it for now. I’ll post a follow-up on the gathering over the weekend.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: God will let the heat make you stronger, but He’ll never leave His masterpiece in the oven too long.

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Gather

  1. Jackie says:

    I love that though to remember. It is so true. I hope you have a great weekend!


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