High School memories

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  1. tenor

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    Keeping in the same vein as the childhood memories, what are some special high school memories?

    Being on stage in several theatrical productions
    The drama group at school - improv group
    Perfoming in honors assemblies rather than "attending them"
    Choir tours
    Close friends you saw every day
    Reading profusely (plays, sci-fi, etc.)along with and in addition to my school work
    Youth Choir at church

    These are a few of mine.
     
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    Football games
    My sparkly flag girl uniform
    Showchoir
    Camping trips
    The 800 crushes I had
     
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    double hitter baseball games on Saturday morning

    early morning basketball practice

    field trips to Chicago

    long talks with friends

    watching football team play in the Hoosier Dome

    pep rallys
     
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    Student council
    bonfires
    Paula Abdul
    Weekends with friends
    Centrifuge
    drivers license
    prank calling
    playing softball
    show choir
    piano lessons
     
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    Meeting Wilson Rawls author of "Where The RedFren Grows".
     
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    Standing up to a guy or guys who didn't act like gentlemen.
    Being thankful for the gentlemen who were kind and stood up for me.
     
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    High School memories? Another dispensation when nobody had any fun . . :rolleyes:

    *Marching band in a gajillion parades and lots of trips (first airplane trip)

    *Dunking (illegal in my day; but hey, I'm 6'6") and getting a flagrant foul on the court for doing it

    *Debate/Forensics

    *Bible club, leading a teacher to the Lord (later to be a deacon in my home church)

    *Graduating early and going to Seminary before going to College
     
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    Platform Shoes

    Disco

    "Breaker, Breaker 19"

    Yearbook

    The smell of the lunchroom

    lockers

    Espanol

    The Wilds (Did anyone else throw their stick in the fire?)

    Dress check every morning to make sure our dresses were not too short (Small Christian school rules!)

    Mood rings

    Pet Rocks

    Izod Shirts
     
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    My high school happened to be "lined up" with the East-West runway of the Baton Rouge airport about a mile away---when the commercial planes came in for a landing or were taking off---it shook and rattled the windows and drowned out the teacher's voice(that was the fun part!!)
     
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    wow I am impressed they had planes when you were in high school [​IMG]
     
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    Drama and music.
    Preppy clothes (sweater vests and penny loafers) during the week.
    Quiksilver clothing on weekends.
    The "Pat Benetar" look.
    Waiting in long lines for Star Trek 2 and Return of the Jedi.
    Thursday nights watching the Cosby Show and Family Ties.
    Friday nights watching Miami Vice.
    Roger Moore as James Bond.
    My sophomore religion teacher.
    Outings to Bob's Big Boy.
    Waiting 2 hours to ride Disneyland's new "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad".
    Getting a Disneyland ticket book for $9.25
     
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    Yearbook and journalism.
    Slumber parties.
    Taking "Celebrate Life" to Philadelphia and Los Angelos.
    Visiting Mexico.
    Earl Campbell broadsiding Bevo the bull and moving him 10 yards.
    Meeting Bill Shatner.
    Bible drills.
    Bus Ministries.
    Childrens Ministries.
    Handbells.
    Choir.
    Being part of the Bicentennial class.
    Honors Classes and the plays, projects and fun that went with them.
    My first car.
     
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    visual arts - drawing, painting, printmaking
    Ruby lips
    protesting the Vietnam War
    cliques
    gin and Billie Holliday on hot summer nights
    the Smithsonian Museum
    Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides (thank you, Mrs. Daunte)
    Tennesse Williams, Faulkner & Carson McCullers
    Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson
    LSD
    Dostoyevsky
    Theater 80 St. Marks
    the Museum of Modern Art's sculpture garden
    meeting Andy Warhol
    Vidal Sassoon blunt cuts
    corn chowder at Chock Full O'Nuts
    "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"
    wit and symbolism
     
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    Desperatly trying for a flagrant foul for dunking, I was 6' even.
    Trying to set the school record in high hurdles.
    Trying to drink the Blitz brewing co. dry.
    Meeting and competing against Dick Fosbury, (the Fosbury flop) who's school was our nemisis. I high jumped against him from Jr. high. His coaches almost kicked him off the team for jumping his way.
    Overnighters at the Applegate river.
    youth night at the Methodist Church.
    4 wheelin
    meeting my wife of 38 years
     
  15. tenor

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    It's interesting to note how we date ourselves with our memories.
     
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    Clapping erasers outside for extra credit

    Cleaning blackboards for extra credit

    Running errands for teachers for extra credit

    Emptying trash drums for extra credit

    Patrolling lunch room for extra credit(and food)

    Cherry Bombs at Pep rallies

    Football coach swearing the team will never go 0-10 again---but yet the theme for the following season is "0 & 10 Once Again!"

    Taking field trips to the Planetarium seriously

    Taking Algebra tests flippantly

    The 2:35pm bell!!!!

    Fridays!!

    Short school bus ride TO school

    Long school bus ride HOME!!!
     
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    Missing my freshman year because of near-fatal injuries from a motorcycle wreck (I did have a 'home-bound' teacher and got credit in 4 subjects that way).

    A pathetic counselor who told me before my sophomore year that Advanced Algebra and Geometry were the same level course. I opted for AA and flunked it, and the teacher recommended I take 'Introductory' math the next year, but I took Geometry and made all A's. I later achieved my BS in Mathematics. That counselor BTW was a distant relative.

    Being constantly picked on and mocked because I limped and had gained weight during my recovery, and as a result being friendless by choice.

    Having nothing-- zilch-- listed by my name in the senior directory of the yearbook (which I refused to buy, did see once).

    Making my biggest impressions on, of all people, English teachers. They loved my creative writing and that because any time we had to do reciting of a poem or famous speech, including Hamlet's most noted soliloquy, I made a perfect mark. [I'm sure they didn't remotely realize how much I related to most of these.]

    Refusing to attend my graduation.

    There are a lot more "memories," of course, but that should be enough to show what my high school years were like.
     
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    Football 2-a-days
    Football games, as starting FB/LB
    Baseball, as pitcher-1base
    Winning the Golden Horseshoe, a WV history award
    Dating gurlzz from other schools
    Being hit by a car during my frosh year(My fault)
    Making incendiary-explosive devices in friendly competition w/buddies to see whose device could make the biggest hole/fireball in a nearby open field
    Busting my first deer while hunting with some teammates(6-point buck)
    Bicycling to school in -20 degree weather(2 miles)
    My first, and last episode of alcohol abuse(I awoke w/my head on the rim of a public commode...and that was supposed to be HAVING FUN?!?!?
    Doing a wheelie on the school parking lot...WITH A CAR!
    Being a pinball wizard
    Mohican haircut, Beatle hairdo senior year(Looked awful between hairstyles!)
    Enlisting in the NAV 2 months before graduating, leaving 2 wks. after graduating
    ALL MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS! We made lifetime friendships; not that I'm outta fulltime police work, & moved back to my old 'hood, I git to visit many of'em!
    THANK YOU, LORD!
     
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    Letting a teacher know that we have 26 Amendments ( this was in the 70's) when he said we had 25 and telling him that Thomas Jeferson was the President of the United States when he said otherwise and telling him what page & chapter he could find the information on.
    Faithgirl46
     

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