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Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2014 at 7:34pm

Nothing unusual Melinda, I was in tap dance, choir, band, the trio, school concerts, etc., but nothing was ever important enough to have them come to see them. If it wasn't for the newspaper, I'd never have any evidence I was ever in the band, even though it was the parents who put me in it. Of course I was supposed to be the next Glenna Miller & be the ticket to Hollywood.

Comment by booklover on January 20, 2014 at 7:22pm
I love the saxophone. I'm sorry your family didn't come to your events Patricia! That must have been so hard for you.
Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2014 at 5:44pm

That photo was done by the newspaper which is why we were standing on boxes, whatever the reason.

Certainly didn't come from any family taking a pic.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 20, 2014 at 5:41pm

Patricia, what an adorable photo!  :)

Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2014 at 4:52pm

            

Age 14.

The band teacher chose 3 of us to form a sax trio. This was at a teacher/parent meet up evening.....my dear ol' parents of course weren't there.

We were standing on different boxes......the boy on the right was a lot taller than any of us, & the other boy was a little taller than I was. 

The teacher went on to form a boys dance band, & a girls dance band....the boys took off & played all the dances, but the girls didn't get off the ground.

Comment by booklover on January 20, 2014 at 4:30pm

Ruth, I thought you would especially like this one.

Comment by booklover on January 20, 2014 at 4:28pm

Handsome guy Carl!  Gotta love the 80's! :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 20, 2014 at 3:59pm

While web surfing the other day, I surprisingly stumbled upon a Facebook page that had two photos of me from my college days.  I thought I'd share them with you.  The first photo was taken in May of 1983.  My 19th birthday would be two months later.  The second photo was taken in February 1985.  I'm second from the left.  

  

Comment by Steph S. on January 20, 2014 at 11:47am

I know the band - thank you Napoleon.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 20, 2014 at 11:34am
 

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