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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Infamous In A Small Town

Famous or Infamous? Everybody is at least one of them in a small town.

Next Saturday is my 20 year High School Reunion. I am suppose to be painting my basement walls right now but I couldn't resist the urge to go digging up old pictures of the so called "good ol' days." Go ahead, have a laugh at these senior pics:





















I will not be posting any of the other pictures I have sprawled out in front of me right now.

Frankly I have mixed feelings about the event. I suppose who wouldn't. But truth be told my high school years were my "building a testimony" years. Same with college. When the Good Book talks about the old man, sure I was young back then but that is the part of my life I always think of when I consider my old man.

I realize most people have memories they'd love to forget about their high school years. I understand. But these are my memories. I have more that I'd like to wipe out of existence than the ones that bring me a smile. Thank God for sports and those friends otherwise who knows.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone but I cringe thinking about story telling time.

Trivia Question

The inspiration for my senior pic doo comes from a famous 80s rock star. Who is that singer?

Hint one: He sang pure stadium anthems (who didn't) and charted a song about driving really fast - or his inability to drive below the speed limit.

Hint two: He was a lone star for a while but then took over as the b front man of one of the most famous and wealthiest rock bands of all time.

16 comments:

kristi noser said...

Pat, when story telling time comes you can say "Yeah, but now..."

Sweet pix there. I think you should wear your hair like that again. And a black jacket, skinny tie and straight leg Guess jeans.

And listen to Simply Red, the Suburbs and Duran Duran.

See? Now you've BEEN to your reunion! WOOT!

Nehring said...

Your hair is more Bonnie Tyler than Sammie Hagar. Nice sweater fruit cup.

pat stream said...

The pics were shot the summer before my senior year. The mullet and handle-bar mustache were in full bloom by hockey season.

Coffeegirl said...

Were you wearing Stetson or Chaps cologne? My 20th never happened...nobody planned it. So, the class of '87 in Braham, MN has disappeared forever. Not such a bad thing.

-V- said...

Ahh - good ol' Lance Hill. He should be paying us for the fact that such pictures now exist, yes? 80s party, anyone?? Pat, we eagerly await your post-reunion post...

Katie R. said...

I have a request: does Carla have a senior picture of herself? I want to see a side by side of the two of ya. Hee-hee. Totally excellent hair cut by the way.

Carla said...

Nehring,
Who you callin fruit cup?
The wife

Swampy-Rah said...

"Who is...Sammy Hagar?" I'll take 80's Rockers for 400.

Swampy

sacketjaweedah said...

Hope your reunion is fun! Mine have always been lame. The cheerleaders and the jocks sit around and complain that "no one" else showed up while us "no one elses" sit around wondering why we came.

kristi noser said...

I'm still laughing about Mr. Nehring calling you fruit cup.

smm said...

Nice mop!

erin said...

Nice 'stache.

Carla said...

I'm thinking a couple of our boys will grow up to look like their Daddy. Fashion will be swinging back around you know. Back to the 80's!!

Reegz said...

Sweet pics Pat! How funny! 20 years huh? I went to my 15 year last Dec and let me tell ya-lots of fun. Well, it was fun to see everyone and our class was pretty tight but by the end of the night people were trashed! Everyone was huggin, exchangin numbers, plannin dates, bumpin and grindin on the dance floor-sheesh! Ours was at the Freighthouse-too funny. Hey, it was a step up from the "Dugout" in Mahtomedi. Anyway, have a blast!

Coffeegirl said...

Let's hear about the reunion already!
Signed, Anxious

Karla with a K said...

hahahaha fruit cup!
(sorry Carla.)

No, really, nice pics though.