High School 1958-1960
at Maxim's! Merry Widow, 1960bottom & links
I TOOK HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS
good news is that 900 are lost somewhere between here and
Australia. The bad news is that I'll never get through the
other black and white negs. Meanwhile here are some color
I never knew I had until Dad died and Mom cleaned out the
PAGES WITH MORE
are listed at the bottom.
This list helps Nancy Ames find her favorite
photos. It'll help you, too, figure out fast that
something better to do today than look at all this.
ENLARGE ANY PHOTO
photo to enlarge
YOU CAN PRINT THE PHOTOS after
doing a click-to-enlarge.
the bigger image shows up, use your browser to print
you have any problems.
WHEN SENDING YOUR OWN
something like Priority Mail or FedEx that can
be traced. I'll return the favor. (Thank you,
Lindsay, Danny Hall.) If you don't have a photo to send,
just say hello
email -- we are still missing email addresses for nearly half our class
(McLean 1960, originally 385 kids).
REUNIONS IF YOU HATE THEM
You say: You'll never waste your time on this and besides you wouldn't recognize anyone if you did.
Reality says: there is no other room of people you will ever walk into where you are safer than you are here.
only goal is to enjoy each others' company. Who is going to be
stupid enough to try to score points about anything in such a diverse
group of people? It's fun just discovering what people pursued --
rural solitude after something tumultuous, collections and the
expertise to pursue them, constant relocations or a stable community
near family, or science, or the Agency for International Development .
. . It's people-salad, all different. And yet you
were in the same place at the same time during the same decisive
years in your life as everyone else in the room.
And they want to know what happened to you. Tragedy has
visited some. They want to know that you're OK.
you think reunions were some kind of demanding professional meeting,
one where you had to present something important to your career?
No way. This is the
safest room of people you will ever walk into. They care about
you, no two lives are the same, and it's actually OK to talk about
what's important in life. That's why people are here. P.S.
the dancing. There are couples on the floor who fell
in love practically as children, utterly comfortable with one another
now, eager to possess the moment -- still one more moment in a life
they wish would last forever. You will spot them.
REUNIONS IF YOU LIKE THEM
Been to one? Find someone who never has and
convert them. Everyone I've had a chance to meet
reunions has been easy to talk to. No two lives are the
Did you go to 5 schools on 3 continents before you and your dad landed
in Washington DC? Still anxiously save cartons just in case you have to move again?
If you're a Military Brat (or State Dept. or Central
Intelligence Agency), then you ought to go to a couple Overseas Brats
http://www.overseasbrats.com/ "Iran", "Japan", "France", pick your table at those reunions. 700 American bases in an empire that will circle the globe forever. Or maybe not.
For those who did time in Germany, your
high school yearbooks are all here:
The "Berlin Brats Alumni Association" has put them all on line, not
just the ones for Berlin.
No, really! Page 128, the
little guy middle of 2nd row -- that's me with my 9th grade
class, Frankfurt, Germany.
on the Web -- Name lists of every class, but getting email or contact
info in or out is cumbersome, pending overhaul of this site by
How2 Use People Finders -- a tutorial by Pam Hitt '59 and Jerry Nelson '60 on finding missing classmates.
- McLean High School's home page today.
- McLean High's Wikipedia entry
-- change it or add to it yourself -- that's what wiki software
technology accomplishes. The guy who wrote the software
named it after the terminal shuttle at Honolulu airport, the "Wiki Wiki
Shuttle". "Wiki" is Hawaiian for "quick".
home (of this
Skin of our Teeth
(+ some shots of Nancy Ames, Craig Colby, Danny Hall)
The Merry Widow
1960, and all
the girls at Maxim's
Brad Gale's page
Parties at Maggie &
Amanda's house (Theo
Veenkamp, John Budlong)
Reunion 2010, giving names for everyone who came from the Class of 1960
"Remarkable that we had color back then.
Also hair." --James O. Howard '60
Jerry Nelson '60
at speakeasy net
Photographer last century at
McLean High School
1633 Davidson Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
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