Friendly foursome of youth
we lived near Mississippi shores
dancing with fire flies,
oblivious to time.
Fifty years of days gone by
we meet again,
laughter etched in faces lined,
steps slowed by trials of time.
Remember-when stories shared
told and retold louder now.
Sitting young in wizened frames,
we laugh and love in cherished time.
Old friends. Young hearts. Augustana College is located in Rock Island, Illinois — along the shores of the mighty Mississippi – our alma mater.