The Senior play was a great success. We had rave reviews, and I seriously thought about majoring in drama. I really liked acting.
The next event before graduation was "Senior Sneak Day", where all the seniors skipped school for an outing. We took a bus to a lake in Kentucky where we would spend the day. There was a lodge for us to stay in and the plan was to spend the day swimming in the lake. Unfortunately, it rained, so we were unable to swim and ended up spending the day inside the lodge. The bus trip home was a bus drivers nightmare. Kids were throwing food, jockey straps and anything else they could find around the bus.
The night before graduation I drove around with Guy and another school friend. We drove over the bridge to West Memphis and then came back to Memphis and drove by Graceland. We had pooled our money to buy twenty-five cents worth of gas. That gave us over a gallon of gas.
In late May, 1960, I graduated from high school. The ceremony was light and humorous. The school band played Pomp and Circumstance, but didn't play very well, so all eyes were rolling and there was a sigh of relief when it finally ended. My dress stayed in one piece, it didn't fall off of me as my Mother had implied. And Guy became very excited when he opened the diploma folder to find an actual diploma inside.
I celebrated my graduation quietly because I had caught a cold and didn't feel well.