BOOMERS or bust?

Insurance salesmen, hairdressers, soldiers, doctors, members of  the Elks, husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, politicians, car salesmen, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers, nurses? What was the future for the 7th grade graduating class of 1961? Looking at these little munchkins it would be hard to imagine them taking on the world and today being in their early 60s.

I give you once again, the graduating class of 1961. Okay, I'll admit, to me the first shot reminds me of Tom Delay's mugging mug shot. Let's hope this young fellow took a wiser path. And the last two fellows? Well they just about sum it up, don't they?


  1. All the people we used to know
    They're an illusion to me now.
    Some are mathematicians
    Some are carpenter's wives.
    Don't know how it all got started,
    I don't know what they're doin' with their lives.

    Dylan "Tangled up in Blue"

  2. That is perfect! Thank you.

  3. I was going to hunt a photo or two of mine own from this era but Jim's comment is just too perfect!

  4. I wished I had the names of the kids in my pictures. Very few I remember.
    My Writer's Challenge link is up. Why not add your story to the rest. Just tell us about something really nice someone has done for you.

  5. It's strange because I can't even remember the kids from high school anymore. People who I was surrounded by for years and now I have no memory of them. And I don't know where my yearbooks are. I think in the attic. Hopefully the rats will have enjoyed them.

    Thanks for the writing offer, but I'm not good at doing that sort of thing. It always feels like work to me. Plus right now all I'm thinking about is getting a job done and not writing some nasty notes to some editors. But thanks for the thought.