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Other people's yearbooks

I spent a few hours today going through old college yearbooks and photographs in an effort to search out pictures of one of our coworkers who is retiring this year. As a surprise we're making a memento book for her.

In addition to laughing at the 60's/70's clothes and makeup insanity, the pictures and captions were equally crazy.

There were several questionable captions, but my favorites were:
“Who’s that redhead? I’d like to give her a tune-up”
"If this sign doesn’t get me dates, nothing will."
"This new cheating system is fantastic!"
“Organic Chemistry. Dammit.”
“Is that the Australian girl every one’s talking about?”
"So what if I’m not a genius. I’m friendly."

Some of the photographs were hilarious. One club shot had a person smoking a cigarette, a girl in the very middle of the group blowing a bubble making a porn face, and at least half the group looking to the side. Another club shot had four people with squinched up faces from the sunlight. I giggled for quite a while at that one.

One issue had a full page picture of a cigarette sitting on a table on its butt with smoke coming off a top burned down to nothing but ash. This image was opposite a collage of an American flag, a flower, and a cartoon superhero whose outfit said “Budweiser Mighty Malt” as he gave a two fingered peace sign

I was surprised by all the religious references and prayers in some of the yearbooks - but I guess I shouldn't be as we are probably in the Bible belt. I was also surprised to learn that at one point our cheerleaders had a full sized Snoopy in costume as a mascot.

Amidst that there were some lovely Paul Simon and Beatles quotes as well as this amazing quote: "In some special way every person completes the universe. "-Rabbi Loew



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 3rd, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun. I find yearbooks curious things as I never managed to get one.
Jun. 5th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
We ought to make a group yearbook!!! Hmmmm, wonder how hard that would be?
Jun. 7th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
That would be fun!
Jun. 5th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Probably in the Bible belt? Hell, you are just south of the belt buckle!!
Jun. 5th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
LOL! True. But it doesn't feel like it - our house/group is a kind of bubble of sanity, you know?
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