U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 11-08-2016, 12:06 AM
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
1,330 posts, read 1,333,977 times
Reputation: 4396


I used all four of mine for target practice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 11-08-2016, 12:26 AM
Location: R.I.
987 posts, read 611,083 times
Reputation: 4286
I still have mine and it is right here on my desk next to the coffee mug favor I received at my senior prom which is what I keep my pens in Still keep in touch with many of my former classmates via Facebook and it is nice to see how their lives evolved over the last 40 years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 12:36 AM
448 posts, read 284,322 times
Reputation: 2948
I had all mine in a box until five years ago when I retired. Looked through them at that point, enjoyed some memories, marveled at how many people I had completely forgotten, then decided to compromise and keep the last one from middle school and the last one from high school. I haven't unpacked them since, but like knowing they are there if I ever want to look at them again, nobody will want them when I depart this world, that's a given.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 12:40 AM
8,991 posts, read 8,141,863 times
Reputation: 19510
I left it with my parents when I left home 56 years ago, and have no idea of what happened to it. Probably lost when they had a house fire a few years later.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 05:38 AM
Location: Orlando
2,018 posts, read 2,654,364 times
Reputation: 7718
I still have my senior year yearbook. I haven't been able to throw it away, I think because I was the editor of the yearbook that year. But I rarely look at it. It sits on a shelf with other stuff I'll probably never look at again (a textbook my late husband edited, my daughter's Ph.D. dissertation, etc.). Someday when I move to assisted living it will all be thrown away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 05:58 AM
Location: Northern IL
241 posts, read 227,471 times
Reputation: 481
Just got rid of them in the current downsize. Kept moving them and storing them and they were just taking up space.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 06:03 AM
Location: Wisconsin
17,109 posts, read 17,439,125 times
Reputation: 41719
Originally Posted by froglipz View Post
I never could afford one.
Originally Posted by josie13 View Post
I never bought one. As far as I know, nobody I'm related to has ever bought one.
Originally Posted by Kay Effzee View Post
Never bought it. I have a long history of hating pictures of myself
I am pretty sure that at my high school in the 1960s a copy of the yearbook was included in the low school fees that every student had to pay. If that was not the case, the cost must have been low enough that everyone bought one. I remember that they were handed out in homeroom. They were delivered in large boxes and the teacher gave one to each student. When my children were in HS in the late 1990s/early 2000s there was a separate fee for the yearbooks, as well as a separate fee for just about everything else.

I still have my yearbooks and have looked through them occasionally over the years before reunions. I got rid of many, many things when I downsized last year and I assume that my kids or I will get rid of them before I move into an even smaller place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 06:08 AM
Location: Arizona
5,982 posts, read 5,332,773 times
Reputation: 18101
When I see an obituary of a person I went to school with that I don't remember I look them up. I usually recognize them in the old picture.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 06:23 AM
4,353 posts, read 6,073,215 times
Reputation: 10475
I threw them out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2016, 06:33 AM
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
5,680 posts, read 6,791,409 times
Reputation: 10289
I don't remember if I even got one, I probably didn't, since I didn't really care. I just wanted OUT. I had enough credits to graduate as a Junior, all I needed to do was complete my last [required] English class. I went maybe a total of 30 days my Senior year, passed the class and was done. I wasn't even going to go to the graduation but my father persuaded me- he never made it past 8th grade, not sure if any of his siblings or parents back up the line ever did either, he seemed to think it was some sort of major accomplishment and wanted to see it. As far as I was concerned they could just mail out my diploma, school had been easy, no big deal and I had just been wasting my time there and was ready to move on.

Unless somebody had sneaked a picture, I probably wasn't even in it, I didn't sit for school photos. I came across my diploma, in a box, a while ago. No one has ever asked to see it, and I don't display it. My Army medals/ribbons/insignia are on display, I *did* something there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top