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View Poll Results: What year did you graduate?
Before 1960 (please post what year on a thread) 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 1 0.95%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 1 0.95%
1967 1 0.95%
1968 3 2.86%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 2 1.90%
1972 3 2.86%
1973 5 4.76%
1974 2 1.90%
1975 2 1.90%
1976 1 0.95%
1977 2 1.90%
1978 2 1.90%
1979 2 1.90%
1980 5 4.76%
1981 2 1.90%
1982 2 1.90%
1983 1 0.95%
1984 4 3.81%
1985 3 2.86%
1986 0 0%
1987 5 4.76%
1988 1 0.95%
1989 5 4.76%
1990 3 2.86%
1991 2 1.90%
1992 1 0.95%
1993 2 1.90%
1994 5 4.76%
1995 3 2.86%
1996 1 0.95%
1997 3 2.86%
1998 1 0.95%
1999 2 1.90%
2000 6 5.71%
2001 1 0.95%
2002 4 3.81%
2003 5 4.76%
2004 1 0.95%
2005 3 2.86%
2006 1 0.95%
2007 2 1.90%
2008 2 1.90%
I have not graduated high school yet 2 1.90%
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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What year did you graduate high school and what fad/style do you most vividly remember?

I graduated in 1994 and remember most vividly that most girls had "HUGE hair" and rap music was just becoming popular, as was hip-hop. It was pretty much the same from the late 1980s to early 1990s, then a big change seemed to occur in styles/fads in 1995-1996.

Ironically, two years later, "big hair" was about history.

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Old 11-19-2008, 05:25 AM
 
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I'm old. I graduated in 1983.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:43 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I'm old. I graduated in 1983.
heh
Get off my lawn, young whippersnapper. 1972 high school graduate here.
The year you graduated, I had my first son.
1972 was bell bottom blue jeans, halter tops on girls, platform shoes, peace symbol, tie dye. Much of that stuff has had a resurgence.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Wife and I are older that both of you.....I graduated in 1968 and wife in 1966. Back then, it was BIG hair and long straight hair (parted down the middle) for girls. It was "penny loafers" for men and either enlisting in one of the military branches, being drafted or running to Canada....Viet Nam War going on! The hand gesture, Peace Sign. Hot "muscle" cars were the GTO, Mustang Fastback, Camaro RS and Mercury Cougar. Yes, we go back to when a McDonald hamburger was 15 cents and a Coke was a nickel (out of a machine). Pay phones on every other corner in a city and a local call cost a dime! Cost of gas.......don't even want to go there, absolutely CHEAP! Under 50 cents a gallon! No computers in vehicles back then. A lot of "backyard mechanics" worked on their own, like myself.
NOW, to shake my head, wake up and come back to the reality of today! In some ways, do I really have to????
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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Class of 2007!
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Now, Now, children. Take it easy. 1947 was my big year! Penny loafers and sweater sets were the rage. Skirts had to be exactly 2 inches above the knee. This was the year before maxi skirts became popular. Later, anything less than maxi was unspeakable. Hair had to be long and curly. Then the maxis shortened a little and were to be worn with crinolines. The more the better. This was the days before PermaPress and there was no way that you could go to school without an ironed top.

I think that what I love the most about today's fashions is that any skirt lenght is just fine. Any lenght from shoe top to butt bottom, it's OK!
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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Class of 88. Head banging music and compact disks were just on the verge of taking over cassettes.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Graduated with the casts of 90210 and Saved by the Bell in 1993!
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
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1968 in Woodside Calif. I was SO lucky! We would go to SF on the weekend and for $4 we could see Janice Joplin, The Doors, Cream... all those great bands. Is it any wonder that today I can usually be found on the Politics or Athiest forums!?
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Class of 88. Head banging music and compact disks were just on the verge of taking over cassettes.
CD's were not very popular in 1988, many people still sought after vinyl, and CD's didn't fully take over cassettes until 1998 or 1999.
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