Thursday, January 28, 2010

Writing Today -- But first a bit of fun!

We received a dusting of snow in Northern Colorado during the night. The sky is overcast, giving me one of those rare gray, dreary days that are perfect for writing. I've checked my e-mail, tweeted The Blood-Red Pencil post and upcoming classes for Northern Colorado Writers, and am about to do one more chore before I go back to work on my novel.

That one more chore is going to be fun. I received the scanned senior yearbook photos for my high school Class of '60 from administrators at the school. Now I need to make sure I can open the files and save them to my computer. I'm in charge of nametags for our 50th class reunion in September, and I'm going to use our senior pictures on those nametags.

Our graduating class was relatively small (less than 40, I think), and we haven't had many reunions. I haven't seen some of my classmates since 1985. I hope I'd recognize everyone, but I'm not real sure.

I took a break here and checked out the photos. Started with my own, of course. Yep, that's me. In 1960. Don't you love that pageboy hairdo with the wave?

It was a great relief to find out the school already had the photos scanned and on file. I tried scanning a few from my yearbook and found the quality okay but getting the book aligned on the flat bed scanner a bit of a problem.

Okay, enough play. I must get back to the writing project. I now have four hours to focus. See you later.

14 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

That's a lovely 'photo, Patricia!! I would not have believed you're out of high school for 50 years, though!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Kinda of hard for me to believe, too.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Ah, the classic pearls. They never go out of style. It's a wonderful picture, Patricia. Good luck with the writing; the end is in sight!

Amy Tate said...

I love the hair-do. What a wonderful idea to place the pictures on the nametags! We are in for 4-8 inches of snow tomorrow and I'm dreading it. We were dumped on a week before Christmas, and I'm still not over it. I've had my fix of snow for the next 10 years!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Great picture, what a doll!

carolynyalin said...

Omigod Pat, I love the photo! How fun.

Jeanie said...

What a great picture and so classic for the time....the pearls and the angle. I love it.

Mason Canyon said...

Great photo of you. I agree, you don't look like you've been out of school 50 years. You must have been a fast learner and very young when you graduated. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Great photo - and what a fun project - have a great time :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I can't believe you have been out of high school for 50 years (this year is my 20th, which is my point of reference).
Brilliant idea of put photographs on name-tags. That would be such a wonderful keepsake for everyone.

And that is such a lovely photograph of yours. You look like a young Queen Elizabeth, or someone equally classy.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I recently found one of my grade school photos too -- I should have posted it for contrast. It looks as though I forgot to comb my unruly mop of hair -- and I had bangs. Must try to scan that one for another day.

Gary said...

You're a mere child! I graduated in '59 and from a much larger class...42.

We didn't have a 50th reunion, but I attended our 40th and we should have used your nametag idea. There were lots of blank stares at the sign-in table, but we eventually figured out who belonged to which nametag.

I was hurt that my old girlfriend didn't recognize me, but I blamed it on being a dorky teen when we dated, quite unlike the suave, debonair gentleman I am today.

Patricia Stoltey said...

My hubby was once a dorky teen, too. We were friends in high school but never dated. Then we didn't see each other for 25 years. It was that 25th reunion that got us together. He pretended he was suave and debonair and I fell for it. LOL

Ann said...

Beautiful photo Patricia. Fun to peruse those photo's of youth. They bring back so many memories. Hope today is sunny! :)