a pretty disgusting image. Made
with a Hi-8 video camera as I rolled past the front of the school
on the date indicated (August 13, 1994), on the way to Redondo
Beach, where the class of '54 was having its 40th reunion.
the picture or this text to see a larger version.
I transferred the VHS video to DVD and ripped it to MP4 for viewing
on You Tube. To see five minutes of the entire 90-minute video,
To view the entire, 90-minute (833+ Mb), 40th Reunion video
via Dropbox, click
HERE. You can find the "Download" option
by clicking the "..." option menu, upper right.
see scene-captures and some commentary from that party, click
What I learned
at that function was that people (at least the people I met, knew, met again,
and remembered) don't change all that much. Within just a few minutes pretty much
the same people were in pretty much the same groups, preoccupied with pretty much
the same kinds of things, and hashing them out pretty much the same ways I remember
from way back there.
The Truth? I was pleased. Just about everything
in the world has changed, little of it for the better, and here were all these
neat folks being neat again, or still, just as I had hoped. Yay. I loved it. Heart
all full, eyes running over, I loved it, and voted for a 50th reunion.
I can't wait.
Much later: There was one; I was there; I have pictures,
but I've forgotten where. Some day.
Meantime, I do have some scans
from the yearbook. The album in the link will
eventually contain many more scans. Check back or make requests: