7.30.2010

Tradition

It is that joyous time of year when my father brings home the MCHS yearbook. It is more fascinating than it should be to look at the yearbook of a school you did not go to. One reason is I know the teachers better than I know the kids, so it is always fun to look at their pictures. I also enjoy browsing through the seniors to look at how the experience on their island is so close and so far from mine in NJ: the hair styles, the quotations...

For example, in 1999, the year of my high school graduation, 8 people from Staten Island quoted Billy Joel; 3 people from WP quoted Phish. 3 people from Staten Island quoted Aerosmith and 1 person quoted Casino.One person in each class quoted Pink Floyd. Interestingly, 1 SI person quoted Alice Roosevelt Longworth.

I know I'm not selling you on this, so I'll go now.

2 comments:

Erin said...

well, i quoted dave matthews band in our yearbook. and not a day goes by that i don't regret it. and also my fat face and thin bangs. but lets not get into that.

Hannah said...

How I've never seen your yearbook is beyond me.