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Texas Country Reporter Spade Graduation Sherman JonesAn appreciation for the past—how we got to where we are today—is something many folks acquire with age. It’s often assumed that young people don’t care much about things that happened before they were born, and as a young man I was guilty that myself. But it’s not a particularly helpful view, especially when you’re confronted with compelling evidence to the contrary, as we were in 2006 at Spade School.The 2006 graduating class at Spade School was singular crop. Not only were they to be the last graduating class of the town’s only public school, which served grades K–12, but the class of five seniors decided to share its spotlight with a special person who attended their school some 58 years earlier.In 1948, Sherman Jones…

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