PS: This past week I have received several beautiful comments from classmates. Here are several:
"The first time I saw you dressed as a lady, Initially if felt confused, CONFUSED when our chairman announced your male name and a pretty lady walked up to the podium! Then I felt SURPRISED and wanted to learn more.
Later, when we talked I felt ADMIRATION for your courage to be yourself. "It is never too late to be what you might have been," is George Eliot's splendid quote that starts your blog. I agree with her!
No person has gone unchanged during this half-century. On the positive side, many now do not judge a person's value by race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or handicap (including mental illness). On the negative side, a few still reject anyone who "marches to the beat of a different drummer." God simply wants us to accept each other."
"It was a fun weekend full of laughs and we made new memories while walking down memory lane. I must say, you were the belle of the ball, good thing we wear the same size shoe!"
I graduated from our same high school in 1971. You likely know my sister that graduate the year after you. A good friend, also an local graduate, sent me a link to your blog. I just wanted to say how much I admire your courage and self respect. Thank you.___________________