In my post ‘The ball is rolling’, I wrote the following –
As you know, several garage sales took place last year and additional ones are on the calendar for March. With downsizing from a 3,800 sq. ft. home to a smaller one comes downsizing furniture and possessions.
In today’s post I write the following –
Part of the downsizing taking place is opening boxes in our upstairs storage and going through possessions of long ago. Some of these possessions I have not viewed in many, many years. Some items will need to be discarded, as they hold no value as a keepsake. Other items will be kept a little longer until another day arrives that I will need to find a home for them, whether that be giving to my sons or the trash. I realize it is difficult to just throw items and memories of long ago away, but not everything can be kept forever.
One item I came across was a book titled ‘memories’, I received specially for my high school senior year to record ideas, impressions, opinions, thoughts and comments. This book includes personal data; including my senior picture, high school data, senior class data, class schedule, faculty information, clubs – activities – organizations; you get the idea.
I graduated high school in 1979 at the age of 19. I married my high school sweetheart at age 18, therefore I was married my senior year of high school.
One of the pages in this ‘memories’ book is titled ‘fads and fashions’; I thought I would share with you what I wrote my senior year of high school about the fads and fashions during my high school years 1976 – 1979.
Some of the latest fashions are for guys, mostly blue jeans and a regular t-shirt. Many people wear terry cloth shirts. Many people do not wear belts when they wear a tucked in shirt. During the warm months many people wear thongs (this would be flip-flops – not underwear). Girls wear very nice clothes; their dresses come a little below their knees, and they wear high spiked heel shoes. There are many different hair styles. There are a lot of people wearing their hair in a fro. It is all curly everywhere. A lot of guys have their hair parted in the middle and feathered back on the sides. There are many girls who wear their hair like this also.
When I viewed my high school year book – what I described in my previous paragraph seem to be accurate. Honestly I could not find images on the web that best fit this. Instead here are similar images from the 1970s –
Interesting how the clothes and hair styles have changed over the years and how some of these styles are making a little comeback in today’s society.
In the future I will post about a few other odds & ends.