Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This seems like a lifetime ago

Today is a roadtrip back in time.

An old friend from my Air Force days recently got in contact with me through Facebook. We were roommates in what seems like another life. Back in early 1990, when I returned from Germany I wasn't able to bring back all of my possessions, they would only allow so much weight to come back. Some of the things left were my old high school yearbooks. My old Air Force friend, who held on to those books for almost 20 years, mailed them to me last week. I have been spending a lot of time thumbing through the pages. I can't believe he held on to them for so long. I owe him a big thank you. Thanks to him I have all four years from high school AND my 7th grade yearbook.

This is a picture I scanned from my senior yearbook. It was the third year radio students. I am in the front row on the right in the Air Force shirt. We were WRTE 89.5 FM. Cahokia, IL. Class of 1982.

I was a nerd in high school. Who would have guessed?

10 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great old classic photo. I also like your horse photos. Thanks for your comments about the Frank Lloyd Wright Series. I was hoping it would be of interest to people. I have a few more days and then I will move on to different Chihuly, cactus and desert photos. I was in Morocco for the past two weeks so I wanted to make sure there was a series of something that would be informative and different for people to enjoy while I was away. Morocco was very interesting and, surprisingly, very French. A very different experience than Egypt or Jordan. It was a quite enjoyable trip. I will spend the next week catching up on everyone's websites and enjoying their photos. Thanks for your comments on my site. I have read them all.

Rambling Round said...

Jim, you look hip, not nerdy! LOL
I see you still enjoy communicating to the world!

Boise Diva said...

Not a nerd, a geek - which is a highly respected title these days I've heard! I was one, too :)

Small City Scenes said...

How wonderful your friend saved your yearbooks.
Where's you smile?
MB

Tricia said...

I would NOT have been able to pick you out! I can't believe he kept your stuff that long - How great is that?!!! That's sooo cool, Jim! Congrats on gettin them all back!

Olivier said...

cela doit te rappeller plein de souvenirs ;o)
this should remind you a lot of memories ;o)

Dan said...

wow, what a great guy to have saved those items for so long and eventually returning them to you.

marley said...

How cool that he kept it for you for all those years! Great memories.

Lynette said...

Way cool, Jim, way cool. By the way, I knew you'd want to try the Double Dare pepper jelly.

alicesg said...

Nice photo Jim. You looked good...:)