Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Let's give a RAH for dear old high school.....My Senior year

Since all the graduations have happened the past few weeks, I found this little question survey on your graduation year....

This should be good for a laugh!

The year was: 1990 (God, I'm old....)

Spring Break of my Senior Year
... please note that black ring on my finger... that was my class ring - I LOVED my class ring - it was nothing like a class ring
& also note that fashions do go around & come around again #gladiatorsandals

1. Did you know your spouse? 
Nope... we had run into each other though when I was a cashier at the grocery store & he'd come in.

2. Did you car pool to school? 
Yep... my school wasn't near my house. I went to a Traditional School which that was the only school in the area with that program... so it was a long drive. But me & some friends from school would take turns driving since it was such a long haul.

3. What kind of car did you did have? 
A Toyota Celica. I think it was a 78... or 79?  It was a 70 something. I just loved it. It was a mess.  It was passed down from my friend's sister, who passed it down to my friend, whom we got it from. The paint was all messed up on it, the seats were a mess, the steering wheel had leather chipping from it, dont think the air worked... but it was still magical to me. First cars usually are.

This is the only picture I could find of my car.
& these were the days that you'd get film developed & then find all your pics were junk & blurry

Image result for 1979 toyota celica
Similar to this

4. What kind of car do you have now? 
A 2007 Ford Edge.

5. It's Friday night...where were you? 
Usually with my friend Stephanie.  We were usually cruising up & down Dixie Highway, with the main stops being Rally's at one end of the highway & Taco Bell at the other end. We'd just cruise from one location to the next... always until we'd all get run off.  It was so fun.  & then we'd usually be at one another's house watching MTV & catching up on all the latest videos.

6. What kind of job did you have in high school? 
A cashier at our local grocery store, Winn-Dixie.  I loved that job actually. As a little kid, I thought working a cashier was the coolest job ever, so when I got to do it as a teenager, it was pretty neat.  & when I started, it was JUST when they put in the scanners. Like, the first week I started, I remember hand entering prices in the register & then these CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS came that you could scan a bar code.  But you know technology - it's never great at the beginning, so it was still a lot of hand entering numbers.

Image result for grocery winn-dixie 1989

7. What kind of job do you have now? 
I do books for 3 companies... & photography on the side... & also serve in Youth Ministry.
All over the board.

8. Were you a party animal?
Oh heck no.  Now, Steph & I loved going to parties for the social side of it, but 'party animals'? We were known in the area for the ones who didn't drink or do anything bad.  I'm glad to be known as that kind of girl.
To be fair... this isn't senior year... this is actually middle school

9. Were you a cheerleader?
Excuse me while I wipe my tears away from laughing at that question.

10. Were you considered a jock? 
... & the laughter continues....

11. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Nope... I hardly did much in school for outside activities.  With my school being so far away, it wasn't ever easy for my parents to come get me when I couldnt drive, so I didnt stay after school for anything. & when I could drive, I had a job to keep my car & gas in it so I just never joined anything in school.  That good ole 95 cents a gallon gas added up when you had to drive forever to get to your high school.

12. Were you a nerd? 
I'm not sure what a definition of a nerd really is?  A geek? No - I dont think so.
... a nerd? Maybe. I mean, I liked to read, I didn't mind school. I did decent in school.  Is that a nerd?

How can you be a nerd in a Cosby sweater like this???
& please note my shoes.. I LOVED THESE THINGS. They laced up like ballerina slippers.

13. Did you get suspended or expelled? 
I'd die if that happened.  Again, read my answer on "party animal"... I'd freak out if I did something to even warrant a suspension of being expelled.

14. Can you sing the fight song? 
No way.... I never could. But I do actually know the first line of it now for some reason... how? I have no idea. I think it may be written in our year book or something.  I wasn't a 'school spirit' kinda person....."Let's give a RAH for dear old high school......"  That may not even be right. I may have dreamed it.

15. Who was/were your favorite high school teacher?
Mr. Walsh.  I think he taught History.  Funny that I dont remember that.
His son was in our class - & his birthday & mine were the same... funny the things you can remember... but I saw somewhere that Mr. Walsh died awhile back. It made me sad.  He was always a nice man to everyone.

16. Where did you sit for lunch?
At a table.
(not sure what this is getting at... do people eat at different places in school?)

17. What was your school's full name? 
Louisville Male Traditional High School.
& they were BIG on you saying the WHOLE NAME.  But we all just called it Male.

Image result for louisville male high school
That right there is my school...
Even though now, Louisville Male Traditional is at another building today.
My class, 1990 was the 2nd to the last graduation class from this building.

18. What was your school mascot? 

Image result for louisville male high school logo

19. If you could go back and do it again, would you? 
Yeah... probably... again, a nerd? I liked school.
& maybe I would be more involved...
It's always interesting to think about going back & redoing some things.  I love me a good 'do it all over again' kinda movie.  I'm looking at you Peggy Sue Got Married

20. Did you have fun at Prom?
Meh... It was alright.... it had its moments. But it's never like you imagine it'll be.
I do remember though that I had the same dress as 2 other girls. I thought it was hilarious. I think we even all took our picture together.

21. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? 
Nope.  We didnt even talk much after prom.
I just went with this particular guy because he was a dancer.  I LOVE TO DANCE & I wanted to be on the dance floor for my prom. I didnt want some guy who was 'too cool' to dance, or some guy who COULDNT dance & tried (YIKES!)  so I made sure I had an awesome dance partner for the night.  & we did dance. That was fun.

White shoes? ... my brain just exploded of the horror

22. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? 
Nope. I've been out of school now for 27 years & I have never gone to any of the reunions.  I think there's been 3 so far?  Maybe? ... I dont even keep up with it all.

23. Are you still in contact with people from school? 
If you call social media 'contact with people' - then yeah.
It's funny because I had a lot of people I was friendly with in school - I got along with mostly everyone, but I just never had those CLOSE friends that you grow old with & still meet up for lunch with & talk the good ole days with.  I basically had my bestie Stephanie, & she didn't even go to my school for the last 2 years of high school... so everything I did outside of school itself, was done far away from my school & not with anyone that went to my school.  It was a unique situation, to say the least.  I always said I needed to go to the high school's around my home - their reunions. I'd probably know more people at those.

24. What are/were your school's colors? 
Purple & gold

Image result for louisville male high school logo

25.  Any graduation day memories?
I was sicker than a dog.  Like horrible SICK.  I had a fever of nearly 103 & my mom took me to the doctor & he said, "We'll get you to your graduation" & he dosed me up full of antibiotics & drugs.  I remember feeling so flush & faint but walking across that stage to get my diploma ... & then just wanting to go home while everyone else went out to celebrate, where I think I slept for 5 days.  ... FUN NOTE - years later, we found out my appendix had ruptured some time in my life when they took my gall bladder out & the surgeon said he cant believe I wasn't ever sick enough to notice.  That night is the only time we (me or my parents) can remember me being so sick. The surgeon said it was a good thing I had taken all those strong antibiotics that night or it could have been REALLLLLY bad.  How scary is that? I SURVIVED GRADUATION is my story.

So tell me some good stories of your Senior Year


  1. Oh this is so fun! Thanks for sharing! Okay on the eating lunch thing, my senior year I dated someone who was a wrestler. When I had lunch, he had study hall. His study hall teacher would let him and the other athletes go to the gym during that time. What ended up happening would be that they would sit out in the hallway in front of the gym and I would get my lunch (usually an orange juice and a bag of and sit down there and talk to them! Come to think of it i'm not sure why they didn't come to the cafeteria instead!

    I ended up being neighbors with my junior year prom

  2. What a fun post. I so enjoyed reading about your high school years.

  3. I thought that cashier's were the coolest when I was a kid - I loved the cash register LOL! Love your prom photo! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. My senior year my HS started this initiative where they got rid of "advanced" classes and just had either the regular version or the AP (college credit) type version. It failed pretty hard.

    Anyways, I either had to take AP Government, or regular government. I was way too smart for regular, but honestly, did NOT want to put in the work & extra projects for AP Gov since I had so many other AP's already. So I took regular government, and was SO. DAMN. BORED. I would read whatever book I was into at the time, and one day the teacher got sick of it, snatched it away and said "There will be no reading in my classroom" - which I snarkily informed her was NOT what she probably meant to say. And also then recited back to her what she'd been talking about for the last 5 minutes. I then told her that she really shouldn't take a book away from someone in a state with such low literacy rankings compared to other states. And then she locked my book in her desk & sent me to the principals office. Where the Principal laughed & asked me to tell him about my book. Haha.

    Love that gladiator sandals came back in style! And your white prom shoes. I don't know much about fashion but OMG.

  5. This was fun and adorable and all things big hair!!! Loved these throwbacks and reading about your glory days my fellow 80's girl!!

  6. I graduated in 1982. I rode the bus all four years of high school. I guess if I had whined my folks would have gotten me a car, but frankly I liked being able to do my homework & read on the way too & from school. I was a "leave me alone & let me read" kind of person - which is why after my Freshman year I always packed my lunch & ate in the classroom. I had this one friend who always found me anyway. Ha!

  7. This is great. Though it makes me feel a BABY! LOL I was born in 1990! :P I AM a baby. heheh I love all the fashions that are 100% back. Seriously many things right now are so 90's and early '00s. The flannel. The chokers. The "mom" jeans. Velvet. I digress. I love the prom pic, and I'm glad you enjoyed dancing even if you guys didn't talk much after prom. Hmmm my high school memories are mostly of art classes. We were the older ones and picked the music for the class. It was great. 50 minutes or 90 minutes of painting/drawing/etc. to music. We had some quirky older guy friends who had the only round table in the cafeteria (maybe what the question was referring to?) and my BFF dated one of them. So we joined the group. They had suit dae (< lol) on Fridays and all wore suits/blazers/etc. I acquired many blazers, and still love to wear blazers because of that. :) My friend and I also did all of the makeup for the men in all of the plays and musicals. That was pretty fun too. haha I had some great teachers. I had good memories, but also dramatic ones. It always feels weird to go back. My sister was 3 years younger than me in school. Now that my younger sister (10) is back in Kansas, we were there again the other day for a recognition ceremony. Maybe it will be in my life forever even though I don't want to keep going back. LOL XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  8. Oh - what a fun post! I had the exact same glasses you did in middle school. Funny how everyone's glasses back then were so huge, and then the frames gradually got smaller. Thank goodness for contacts now though!

  9. I LOVED THIS POST! (I might even steal it! I'll make sure to link over if I do though :)). I have sooo many thoughts running through my head on this...first of all, what's with the "male" being part of your school name? Did it used to be an all boys school and changed, or am I missing something obvious? Also, the pictures in this are hilariously awesome. Also, I don't think I could currently sing my own school's fight song unless someone else started it for me and refreshed my memory. And I love your prom pic. And all the shoe comments.


  10. My school colors were purple and gold too!! Class of 1970. I was voted most talented senior girl. Ha!

  11. I love that those sandals are totally hip again!!
    I also love your prom dress! (Though maybe not the white shoes...)
    I'm sitting here trying to think when I did on graduation night. I don't remember. Maybe Kyle does? Hmm.
    Also, I'm 100% stealing this I think! ;)


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