CLASS OF 1970 by SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
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I COULDN’T GET THE ENTIRE CLASS PHOTO OF MY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS PICTURE IN ONE FRAME. SO I SETTELD FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE “CLASS OF 1970”, ME. THE REASON I WAS THE LAST PERSON IN THE BACK ROW WAS BECAUSE, I WAS THE TALLEST STUDENT OF THE CLASS OF 70. THE NEXT TALLEST STUDENT, SCOTTY, WAS A SOPHOMORE AT THIS TIME. I WAS 6’4" TALL IN THIS SHOT AND SCOTTY, THE NEXT TALLEST WAS 6’3.5". I DIDN’T REALLY ASSOCIATE WITH MOST OF THE OTHER KIDS IN MY CLASS, SO I DON’T KNOW THE NAMES OF ANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THIS SHOT. PRETTY BAD HUH. BUT THEN THIS WAS TAKEN 39 YEARS AGO, MY MEMORY DOESN’T WORK AS GOOD AS IT DID BACK THEN. THIS IS THE ONLY PHOTO OF ME WITH SOMEWHAT LONG HAIR AND COMBED. MY DAD WAS AIR FORCE AND I HAD TO KEEP IT CUT SHORT OR IN A FLAT TOP FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I FINALLY GOT TO LET MY HAIR GROW JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO GRADUATE. OF COURSE, AFTER I GRADUATED I LET IT GROW A LOT LONGER. AT ONE TIME, I EVEN HAD A BRAIDED PONY TAIL THAT WENT DOWN MY BACK ABOUT 18 INCHES. I GOT TIRED OF ROLLING OVER IT WITH THE WHEELS OF MY MECHANICS CREAPER, SO I TOOK THE SCISSORS OUT AND IN ABOUT 5 SECONDS, PUT AN END TO WHAT TOOK 4 YEARS TO GROW. THIS ENTIRE IMAGE HANGS ON THE WALL IN MY BEDROOM, SO I USED MY KODAK EASY SHARE Z710 TO TAKE THIS IMAGE. MY HIGH SCHOOL WAS VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, IT IS PART OF THE VACAVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. SO FAR, I KNOW OF AT LEAST 10 STUDENTS THAT HAVE ALREADY DIED. THE LAST ONE TO DIE, I TOOK HIS WEDDING PHOTOS, WE CALLED HIM CHIP WHEN WE WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL. HIS REAL NAME WAS BRUCE. IT REALLY STARTS TO HIT HOME WHEN YOUR SCHOOL MATES ARE DYING OFF, THE MORTALLITY OF LIFE COMES INTO PLAY WAY TOO OFTEN.

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful idea Bob and beautiful work! Love the design here too!

  • THANKS AGAIN VICKI. THIS INTIRE PHOTO OF MY CLASS HAS BEEN HANGING ON MY WALL FOR SOME 20 YEARS. IT USED TO SIT IN THE CLOSET FLOOR, UNTIL ONE DAY I WAS REARANGING SOME PHOTOS AND I DECIDED TO PUT THIS ONE UP ON THE WALL. I FINALLY REALIZED THAT THIS IS THE ONLY IMAGE I’VE EVER GOT WITH MY HAIR AT THIS LENGTH. THANKS AGAIN. BOB ;)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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