Alderson was an innocent place to grow up. Our group of wonderful
backwoods country boys and girls believed strongly in the
uniqueness and valor of our particular place. We honest to God
believed strongly in our school and town with great intense
emotional conviction. It was through athletic effort and valor of
our youth that we tried to make our mark on civilization at that
time. We, if I may be presumptuous to speak for our group, were
limited in our view of the world and the level of civilization we
would influence. Still as for effort, dedication, and intensity of
emotion we would have been tough for anyone to beat.
It was a magnificent, tough, admirable, and brutal upward,
sideways, and downward journey. Anyone of today’s youth, including
my grandchildren, would be blessed but shall never have the chance
to experience the uniqueness of that type of upbringing.