Sunday, May 15, 2011

My 1978

Saturday Night Fever - this is what people really looked like doing that famous pose!

See the guy to the right with white hair...that was Willie Whitt. I was in love with him. He didn't know I existed. I was a sophomore and he was a senior. OOOHHH THAT HAIR!


We had a substitute homeroom teacher for the last month of the year. Mr. Kessel was pretty cool. One day he was trying to make a point about something when the daily prayer came over the intercom and interrupted him. This was several years AFTER the supreme court ruled that prayer in school was illegal. This did not seem to matter in Logan, WV. We continued to have public prayer everyday anyway.

He was so incensed by the interruption that he angrily wrote on the chalkboard while the prayer was still going on, "THE SUPREME COURT HAS RULED THAT PRAYER IN SCHOOLS IS ILLEGAL". We were in shock that he had the courage to write such a thing - even if it were true. I thought it was one of the coolest things I ever saw a teacher do!

We Were The Champions...Of The World! (in basketball anyway - don't ask about the football team)

Typical autograph page from a high school yearbook.

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