I have said often that one of my big projects after retirement would be organizing pictures that have been piling up for years. I have not started, and probably won't until it is dark and cold at night again. I've spent a lot of time reorganizing my little office/play room, which I've mentioned before, and will be sharing that process a bit later.
When you're going through old pictures and memories, it's amazing what you find. I want to show you two pictures that I have saved that appeared in newspapers - one in the local town paper and the other in my high school one.
Do you remember junior high? To me, it was when time started going fast - I think it had to do with running from class to class instead of staying in the same room all day. Do you remember Sadie Hawkins Day? We had this celebration when I was in 7th grade - I think we were supposed to ask a guy out, but I just dressed up crazy for the day at school. The newspaper must have come around and caught me with two of my classmates, for posterity. The quality of the picture after all these years is very poor, but you can see how goofy I looked - I'm the one on the left.
When I was a senior, I was the co-editor of the school paper. It was so much fun and I had the opportunity to meet and interview many interesting people. One of our staff members was an artist who was really gifted in cartooning. Each month we featured one or two seniors in the "Senior Spotlight." We would use that person's picture (mine was my junior class picture), she would add the body to represent the interests, strengths, or idiosyncrasies. Here was mine - don't you just love the glasses and the flip? (Double-click to enlarge if you want to read the story).
Do you have any funny pictures of yourself to share? We'd love to see them!
And now - the twin update - they're six months old! How could it be?? They weigh in at 11 and 12 pounds (approximately - pending their 6 month check-ups).
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