U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
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, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
4,903 posts, read 3,035,109 times
Reputation: 8025

Advertisements

I have not thought about it in years. It would take me a while to locate the box containing it but I am sure after 50+ years I still have it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-08-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
2,202 posts, read 1,347,729 times
Reputation: 6336
I have my high school yearbook. I have my father's high school yearbook. Mother didn't have one but there is a picture of her night school graduating class and I can find her in it. I have memory boxes for each of my parents, myself and my son. Yearbooks and other personal memorabilia are saved in the boxes. It's tidy and neat for future generations if they are interested, or they can pass them down the line if they choose, along with the family tree I did with my mother's help when she was still alive. Also have well organized photo albums starting with my parents as teenagers.

I like looking at the old things occasionally (every few years or so).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 09:38 AM
 
2,630 posts, read 1,936,489 times
Reputation: 4597
I still have my junior and senior ones, and have obtained several yearbooks from the neighborhood HS where the vast majority of kids I knew through 8th grade or lived on my block went to HS (I went downtown to a magnet school).


I find few people other than me and my (late) brother ever interested in perusing those books. They're great conversation pieces in the event of a reunion (which was being planned, but is now cancelled since some 6 people from the old neighborhood have passed away (in their early 60's, no less)...and "the wrong ones" died).


They are enjoyable to thumb through, though. Some yearbooks (from 40+ years ago) in reasonably good condition can get $100 if the right "customer" comes along. A very large used bookstore that I visit has an area for yearbooks and the ones about 40 - 50 years old, they tell me, are snatched up almost as soon as they put them out. So if ever you need some cash, yes, they are sellable.


I also still have all the senior wallet sized pics we passed around (nearly 50 yrs ago). The comments on them are often hilarious. Some are downright x-rated, and a few are very insulting [those went over my head - I didn't get it - which shows how gullible you are at 17 or 18].

Last edited by TwinbrookNine; 11-08-2016 at 09:49 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 09:42 AM
 
Location: SoCal
6,068 posts, read 9,531,033 times
Reputation: 5807
Hated everything about high school, so never bought one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Near Sacramento
639 posts, read 344,512 times
Reputation: 1811
I still have mine. Just opened my senior one from 1988 the last couple of days. Turns out, my daughter's friend's mom, went to another school in the same area. Graduated the same year. Even went to the same skating ring. I don't remember her though. My wife, who I met there when we were 14, went to a school in the neighboring city. Small world.

cd :O)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 09:47 AM
Status: "0-0-2 Game On!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
7,298 posts, read 15,353,559 times
Reputation: 9473
Long gone. Didn't like high school then and years have not improved my opinion of it. Still have my grade school class photos (because my mother put them in a keepsake box).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 09:55 AM
 
2,630 posts, read 1,936,489 times
Reputation: 4597
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNW-type-gal View Post
Long gone. Didn't like high school then and years have not improved my opinion of it. Still have my grade school class photos (because my mother put them in a keepsake box).
I still have my first grade pic. I remember they took those in the morning right after we got to school. Both my brother and I in those pics have puffy eyes. I've learned since to only have a portrait shot after noon. (We're congenital puffers - as kids I recall we couldn't recognize our parents right out of bed in the morning)


My senior pic is awful. It was raining, my brother left me out of the car a block away from the studio, and my hair (after being fussed with for an hour) bent out of shape and I was too lazy to go back for a re-shoot. Looks totally retarded. I never got over that.


Puffy eyes and bad hair. The bane of portraits!

Last edited by TwinbrookNine; 11-08-2016 at 10:06 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 10:00 AM
 
5,822 posts, read 13,318,850 times
Reputation: 9290
Still have mine. Once in awhile I am trying to remember someone's name and look at it, otherwise have no interest. Kids will probably throw it out. I have never attended a reunion, even the 50th. Why get together with people you can't even remember? Kept in touch with four close friends who were important to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
1,423 posts, read 2,431,231 times
Reputation: 1776
I never bought a yearbook, never wanted one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2016, 10:29 AM
 
243 posts, read 119,864 times
Reputation: 560
Classmates.com was buying these several years ago for a $25 Amazon giftcard. I don't know if they still are.

I sold two that I had . . . one from a school where I once taught forty years ago and the other from the school where I graduated but from the year before I started attending.

I still have my own yearbooks.
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.


Reply
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
Message:

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