Thursday, April 2, 2009

In your Face-book

My younger sister Debbie—affectionately known as “Snip,” after the Opal Madvig character in The Glass Key (1942)—spent some time at Facebook yesterday and found this intriguing photo:

It’s from the Ravenswood High School Class of 1981 page, and the kid sitting on the floor in the left corner (the one with a Moe Howard haircut, for some odd reason) is a younger version of your humble narrator. (I’m even wearing a shirt that has my current age on it, if you’re into the whole spooky coinky-dink thing.)

I decided that the best thing to do was to go ahead and out myself before somebody tracked this down on Facebook. It’s like a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

And now that I know who was responsible for posting this in the first place…I need to call some of my mob friends to see if there’s anything I can do about it.


Bill Crider said...

That's a great photo. Totally '80s.

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

It was taken in 1975..does that make me ahead of my time?

Scott C. said...

Yeah, I was about to say, nothing in that photo says "80s" to me, although your eyeglasses would have looked at home on Elvis Costello.

Anyway...Now we know where the 70s went to make it's desperate last stand. I look at these kids and their teacher and can't help thinking, "it's the Helm's Deep of Shag Decade fashions."

The Vintage Reader said...

I have a bunch of class photos from my own elementary days in the 70s, and I have to wonder: Why is there always a kid on the front row who sits hunched over with his hands on the floor, looking straight at the camera? Every single one of mine has some kid--always a different one--sitting exactly like the one in the mauve pants in your picture.