Friday, June 05, 2009

I'm Kinda Frustrated

This past Tuesday, June 2, was the 35th anniversary of my high school graduation. For what it's worth, I'm still not interested in going to any reunion, except to show off my still full head of hair. I was the fat kid from "the other side of the tracks." Cliff Note: Now you know where I got the inspiration for the name of my poetry blog, Whattville is on the Other Side of the Tracks.

Anyway, I have tried twice to post from YouTube, the Alice Cooper hit "School's Out". That was a big hit in 1972, two years before I graduated. One of my best friends in school was his drummer's cousin.

The post was meant to be a tribute to all students out of school for the summer, 35 years since I wore the cap and gown, and to my high school friend, Gordon Dutt(just in case he decides to google his name.)

Now with my recent luck, the song will probably post twice when I'm away from my computer and those who are just surfing the web, coming across this blog, will think I'm crazy. But then that might not be too far away from the truth.

9 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Cliff,I have never been to a reunion as well.I was not the most popular guy as well.I have got you by a couple of years I graduated in January 1971.

Abe Lincoln said...

I still got my hair and while it is some gray mixed with the other color "near blacK" I have to say that I went back to my wife's 50th reunion and was astonished at the size of her former dream machines. Now I don't want to say I remained skinny for the past 54 years but I am overweight by 20-30 pounds and wish I wasn't. I really enjoyed my first visit to your blog.

The story about us almost moving to Alaska...

Homesteading in Alaska

74WIXYgrad said...

Abe: I'm glad you've enjoyed your visit here. I know you've been to my Whattville blog before.

Now I think if Sarah Palin knew that Abe Lincoln was moving to Alaska, she would welcome you with open arms. May help her chances in 2012.

Syd said...

I don't want to go back to my HS reunion either. High school wasn't the best of times for me.

Jen said...

Been 33 years for me, and I went to a 20th reunion. I'm glad I did...cause it confirmed that I'm not crazy...they are. :D

Mike Golch said...

I tried to post a you tube video on my site and its lost in limbo.but if it ever shows up i think you will get a kick out of it.especially with the last thing you said on this post.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Bragging about a full head of hair? I LOVE THIS!!!!!
I was on the other side of the tracks too...not the fat kid though, I was the one who looked malnourished! JUST AS BAD!

Sandee said...

Mike Golch sent me over.

I went to my 20 year reunion and the 40th is this year. Not going to that one. Been there done that.

Have a terrific day. :)

Ms Hen said...

I did not even go to my HS or college graduations... lol......I had some good times.. just not interested.. too much NEW to do now than going back.