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Old 11-08-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Many years ago I worked with a man who graduated in 1964 and lamented he never got his yearbook. I secretely shopped ebay and after awhile I found it! I bought it and gave it to him as a gift and he was shocked, but really thrilled to get it. I love "the thrill of the hunt".
What a wonderful thing to do!
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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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.
The student fee in my high school wasn't low, but year book was included. If you refused to pay, they'd ban you from graduation ceremony and mail you your diploma.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I still have all three of them. And the cheesy binder one from ninth grade, which was considered junior high at the time.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I still have all three of them. And the cheesy binder one from ninth grade, which was considered junior high at the time.
Ah, yes. It was "junior high" for me, too. When did it change to "middle school" and why?
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:32 AM
 
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I enjoy looking at how hot I was!
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I know exactly where mine are and have looked at them recently. After many years (class of '70) several old classmates have connected on Facebook, and it's fun to compare what they look like now to the yearbook pictures. Of course, I look just the same.
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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I had one and pitched it into the dumpster in one of my many moves. I have one small box with some odds and ends from my distant past, will see if it makes the next move. I don't believe in hanging onto the past. That's just me, not a comment on those who enjoy looking back. Onward!
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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They make good doorstops. But nursing school textbooks are even better.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Ah, yes. It was "junior high" for me, too. When did it change to "middle school" and why?
In my state, junior high was grades, 7 to 9 (or 7 & 8) and middle school was grades 6 to 8.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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All of mine are on the shelves in our library.
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