Back in the day...

Thanks, Liz!

Fill this out about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be.

Who was your best friend(s)? Liz, Lynne

What sports did you play? Track, Cheerleading, Soccer

What kind of car did you drive? Grandpa's POS Chevy sedan...didn't have a car of my own and didn't drive all that often.

It's Friday night, where were you? Either at a track meet, cheering at a basketball game, or hanging out with Liz.

Were you a party animal? Not really, though I dated one party animal for about 3 months. I was never much of a hard partier.

Were you considered a flirt? Only with the geekiest of guys and I had already met my hubby-to-be, so I didn't do all that much flirting.

Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Choir and Show Choir. Can't read music well enough to play an instrument. Still can't.

Were you a nerd? Closet nerd. I dated nerds pretty exclusively.

Did you get suspended/expelled? No, I don't really even recall being sent to the office for much, not that Mr. Whaley would have cared. He was such a great guy!

Can you sing the fight song? Funny...a couple of weeks ago I was trying to sing it (to the tune of the Nortwestern U fight song that was playing on WGN radio), but I couldn't remember some of the lyrics in the middle.

Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Jones, Mr. Lee (RIP, sweet guy)

Where did you sit during lunch? With Liz and Cindy in the crapeteria (actually, I liked GHS's food, for the most part).

What was your school's full name? Gibraltar High School

School mascot? Viking

Did you go to Prom? Not senior year. I had already met DH and he was off to college and unable to attend, so I didn't see the point of going alone.

If you could go back and do it over, would you? Maybe, but only with the knowledge I have now. I'd be interested to see how things are different now with email and cell phones. I'll bet I could be a mean text-messenger!

What do you remember most about graduation? I received the very first diploma granted on the stage of our new auditorium--a space that I had helped push for and dreamt of during all of our one-act play rehearsals in the cafeteria and performances on an old, cramped gymnasium stage.

What was your fav. class? English and Photography...funny, look what I degreed in in college!


Where were you on senior skip day? I don't think it was an official "skip day" but I do remember something about camping in a field with my classmates the night before our graduation rehearsal. (yeah, what Liz said)

Did you have a job your senior year? I don't recall having a job during the school year, but after graduation I waited tables. I pretty much always did restaurant or retail work during the Summers.

Where did you go most often for lunch? We had to stay at school

Have you gained weight since then? I did get up probably 60#s from my graduation weight at one time, but now I am within 10-15#s. I hope to get down near where I was, since I was always a healthy, fit size in HS.

What did you do after graduation? After the ceremony I had a party...several of my Wagon Trail buddies showed-up, which was extra fun! After that Summer I went to UW-O, then a semester in the UK, then moved to MI...where I have been ever since.

When did you graduate? Ack, almost 16 years ago!


  1. Wow, you liked the food in the cafeteria!?! Ugh...I still have pork chopette flashbacks...hehehe!


  2. Well, not pork choppettes, but I did like the turkey & gravy on mashed potatoes and the grilled cheese and tomato soup. I also miss pudding pops! Why did Jello stop making those?!