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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Just for Fun - My Senior Year of High School - A Few Questions

I borrowed this questionaire from Facebook where it was making the rounds - probably still is. Since I was homeschooled, some of my answers are more unconventional, but I thought it would be interesting to answer it and maybe not just stick to the typical one-word answers. ;-)

This picture was not from my senior year, but it's the closest I could find on my computer at the moment. Hopefully I'll get some others scanned in someday. This one was 1985 or 1986, definitely still the big hair era. Big glasses too.

It's your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be.

The year was: 1988 - You know big hair, "punks", and Lionel Richie (not that I listened to him - much).

1. Did you know your spouse? No, and since he is six years younger than I am, even if I had known him there would have been ZERO interest. He was twelve at the time! ACK! :-)
2. Did you car pool to school? No need. My desk was in my brother's room right down the hall. Of course, we went downstairs for breakfast before we started school.
3. What kind of car did you drive? Occasionally an Omni which belonged to my parents and was my dad's work car most of the time.
4. What kind of car do you have now? Ford F150 (Pick up truck) and a tired KIA Spectra 5
5. It's Friday night... where are you? At home reading or doing something with my family, or teaching the girl's Hobby Club.
6. What kind of job did you have in high school? I babysat once in awhile.
7. What kind of job do you have now? Housewife, writer, opener of the door for one gray cat.
8. Were you a party animal? No. Unless by party you mean having snacks and lively conversation with some of the church folks after Sunday evening service and occasionally after prayer meeting on Wednesday.
9. Were you a cheerleader? More like a bossy oldest sister.
10. Were you considered a jock? Never.
11. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? I played the piano for our church services quite often and sometimes for special music.
12. Were you a nerd? Undoubtedly, but in a homeschool no one really notices. :-) Most of us were, in our own particular way.
14. Can you sing the fight song? We had plenty of fights, but I don't recall any song connected to them. ;-)  Too bad we didn't think of a "fight song"; that would have made things more interesting and probably would have appealed to our weird sense of humor too! By senior year, though, I'd begun to learn that one of the surest ways of spoiling my next-youngest-brother's fun was not to engage, so we didn't fight nearly as much as we had when we were younger. :-)
15. Who was/were your favorite high school teacher? My mom and dad. Ha! :-)
16. Where did you sit for lunch? At our dining room table. Maybe occasionally in my room. In the winter we had a bird feeder right outside the dining room window and it was always enjoyable to watch the birds eating while we ate.
17. What was your school's full name? Our Homeschool. That's actually what was written on my diploma. We were, however, connected to "Freedom Farm Academy" which was an umbrella group for homeschoolers run by some good friends of ours.
18. What was your school mascot? At first it would have been my baby sister. She was a little sweety. Later, probably a hamster. Those were the only pets we had then and my brothers went into them in a big way! haha
19. If you could go back and do it again? No thanks. There are better things ahead. Wouldn't want to be back there. (Philippians 3:13)
20. Did you have fun at prom? We didn't have one. No disappointment there, either.
21. Do you still talk to the person you went to prom with? There wasn't one.
22. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? That would be a family reunion for us, and since my youngest brother immigrated to another continent, that isn't likely to happen, though we would love it if it could!
23. Are you still in contact with people from high school? Yes. My next-oldest-sibling, my brother Mike, lives on our property.
24. What are/were your school's colors? My class colors on my class ring are white and purple, since I got to choose whatever I wanted. I think they are the same colors of my parents' graduating class from missionary boarding school in the 1960s. :-)

Well, there you have it. Pretty random and totally useless information, I guess. But, hey, maybe someone was interested. :-)

On a more serious note: Class rings were a big deal when and where I graduated from high school. My parents very generously decided to buy me one at a local jewelers. I don't remember if it was my junior or senior year, but it meant a lot to me. I know they must of scraped and pinched to be able to buy it and it was a sacrifice on their part. Considering the short amount of time I wore it (and they probably knew that would happen), I don't think it was a good investment from a monetary point of view. However, it was something that impressed me with their love at the time. In thinking about that I can't help pondering all the things that the Lord gives to us at various times - things we don't need and that He knows will not have a seriously lasting presence in our lives, but that He does just because He wants to show us His love.

I can't even remember if I had a verse picked out in relation to my graduation. Too bad. :-/

I do remember that I bought a package of paper desert plates with a Ziggy theme and actually wrote messages on them, wrote the names and addresses of various friends in other places who were graduating that year on the backs, stamped, and mailed them! I got some notes in reply, but I don't think anyone mentioned what condition theirs was in when it arrived. I've often wondered! Imgaine mailing paper plates! hehehe


  1. Oh, this was so interesting to read and get to know you a bit better! Isn't it funny looking back to who we used to be? I love tracing God's hand and seeing the way He has led and directed through the years, too. Thank you for sharing this! I enjoyed reading it. God bless you this Christmas!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. It was fun to do. :-) It is interesting to look back over the way we've come sometimes - to call to remembrance the things God has done over the years of our lives.