- Janis H
Dig the '70s polyester out of the closet, folks; it could win you a VIP trip for two to the Big Apple this September and front row seats at a Jackson Browne/David Lindley concert. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself wearing the said flammable fibre and upload it to the Show Me the Polyester website (click the link to go there). I scanned the rules and didn't see any anti-Canadian bias, so go for it! Even if you're not a Jackson Browne fan, it's NYC, man. You could scalp the tickets on Times Square and go hang out at one of the jazz clubs. (I am feeling quite envious of Kim, who is there right now.) Btw, if you do enter, don't forget to send us the photo, too!
- Janis H
Now, I don't know for sure that that was polyester that Darrell wore to Marlene and Ron's wedding, but this post was kind of begging for a picture, and this one is too good not to share. In case you don't recognize her, that is Janet sitting beside the infamous shirt, and I daresay she is even more dazzling than either it or that famous Groff smile. - J
Thanks to all the organizers. I was only able to attend the house party on Friday night but it was awesome. It was great to see all the folks from the past. I had an absolute blast. Thanks so much to all of you for putting it all together. Take Care,
Well I met with D and S. It was a hoot. Talked about the good old days....they remember way more than I did. It was nice to get their take on how things really were back in the day. I think I clarified (by my appearance) that I was not the stud they had imagined. I think they realized my ass could never have been that tight and they were probably taking the same drugs. But nevertheless, it was a really nice visit. Now that they realize a butt could never look as good as they imagined, I think they have come to grips with their delusions. And thank God for that. You have no idea the pressure I have been under! I think the ass they were fantasizing about was Gord Monthey's or Mike R's. Sorry Mike, but you must take responsibility for yourself. While I would really like to take credit for everything, I will only take credit for what was truly mine....like my incredible good looks, phenomenal athletic ability, wonderful sense of humour and very large p...............ersonaliity. I was also a very humble guy LOL. Anyway, the class of 74 is a hoot and I really feel like I belong...even though I was 28 in 1974. Well we all should belong somewhere. I won't likely be writing anymore,....not because I don't want to, but because I have used up all of the words in my vocabulary. Thanks to all of you...it has been fun.
Ed. note: What, you're leaving us!!? Sigh...there goes the ratings. Again seriously, Don, we have had the pleasure of seeing you more recently than most, and we have to say that while you look somewhat older (as do we all!), you still cut a fine figure, and more importantly, you really do have an amazing p..........ersonality. Not wishing to wax too philosophically, since we're not terribly good at it, we believe that the essence of growing older gracefully lies in leaving behind those superficial values that seemed to matter so terribly much in our youth, in favor of the ideals that have real meaning, like true friendship and family ties, both of which were in great evidence this past weekend.
That's why I couldn't attend the reunion....I could never have lived up to all the hype (BS). I'll settle for distinguished. Now let's be done with it and leave it at that. We all know none of us will ever have abs like Mike anyway. I'm over it. Now I must get back to my Corona....if I could only remember where I sat it down.
Ed. note: Abs courtesy of Roxanne's Spray Tan Emporium, one of our many sponsors here, purveyors of the finest air-brushed six-packs. Seriously, Don, don't be starting urban legends that we have to live up to. We're too old for that sort of nonsense. Plus, we really like our doughnuts...
Rumour has it that Mr. Hinds made a brief appearance in Winnipeg today. Although he still has the same piercing blue eyes, he's gone from dreamy to distinguished. No information available on other assets.
You were one better, Clark.
Ed note: You two really have to get together and settle this argument face to face; We see a Smitty's all-you-can-eat wing night in your future. We love wings. We'll act as referee...
Sheesh. Don, my friend, you were one of the good ones.
Ed. note: Mr. McCaw, it is indeed a pleasure to hear from you. As you must already know, your reputation precedes you. It's a shame you didn't accompany Mr. Hinds to 1974. We could use your considerable expertise around the place.
Janis - great photos!!! There were not many faces whom I did not recognize - we really don't change much do we, even over this many years!! It certainly looked like everyone had a wonderful time. I am SO sorry that I wasn't able show up on Friday night after all....This past week has been crazy busy - we were in Edmonton for Doug's son's wedding, traveled back home and then my sister and her husband made a visit to us for my step-dad's 85th birthday which we ended up celebrating here at my house. That plus the Medieval Festival that was held out in Oakbank all day Saturday (we had prepaid for the $60.00 each for tickets so I didn't exactly want to miss out on that event).... but just my luck really - nothing going on all summer but then three big things all going on the same weekend - we managed to squeeze in two but not the third thing. And now looking at the photos, I really do regret not being able to squeeze in a couple hours on Friday night. My apologies Sherril....
But I really am interested in coming out to the Nob if you guys get together again. And let's all remember that the 2012 Miles Mac Reunion is still something we could all show up at and show all the other grads just how many we can be.
Again, I am so sorry I wasn't able to get there - it sure sounds like those who went had a wonderful time.
Looking forward to seeing more photos Jan!!!
- Bev Westcott-Josefchuk-
Ed. note: Really, Bev. How could jousting, swordplay, mead drinking and wench chasing compare to full contact bocce? Just kidding, my dear, we really did miss you on the weekend. On the plus side, you're still laboring under the delusion that we haven't changed a bit. We told you Jan was one heck of a photographer.
Wasn't that a party, indeed! Sifting through my 100-odd photos and seeing all the joyful faces, I am feeling the glow all over again. Thanks to everyone for taking what was a germ of an idea on the part of a handful of people and turning it into the marvelous collaborative event it was. And a special shout-out to Nadine for her heretofore unsung role in moving this project forward; watching her and Janet and Jennifer (a dream team if there ever was one) in action at that first Nob meeting left Nancy and I feeling a little breathless.
Back to the photos. As a rank amateur who is still working through her shyness about poking a camera in people's faces, I neither sought nor accept the title of "official" photographer of this event. I still have another set of photos to put up in the next few days, but I know I did not cover the room on Saturday night and did not even shoot Friday night or Saturday afternoon, so if you have photos of your own, please send them in for posting in the gallery. We would prefer that they be in JPEG format sized 640 x 640 for optimum web display but, as I said elsewhere, if you don't know your JPEGs from your TIFFs, mail them in as is and we will re-format and re-size them for you (too big is better than too small). I would eventually like to put alphanumeric identifiers on the photos to enable people to order full-sized electronic copies for printing, so if you are willing to share your photos in this way, please let us know when you send them in.
Peace and love from the Wolseley hippie and be grateful, Neil and Gord, that I didn't inflict my Folk Festival-inspired poetry on you.
Thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make sure every little detail was managed so well. Homecoming will be a fond memory for all of us who were lucky enough to attend.
I sure hope we all keep up with our promises to keep in touch. This class is indeed a very special one. ( Maybe that's why so many people transfered or extended their high school experiences to be a part of it ) Hopefully, we will have the chance to reunite in the not too distant future... Bye Bye Buckeyes...Hope to see you again soon !
Ed. note: We're only a few minutes away from your house, Eleanor. We could come over for dinner on say, oh, pretty much any night. We'll bring the glow bracelets.
Born In ‘74!
Melanie Jane Chisholm, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
Kevin Duran, Canadian Actor
Kate Moss, Model (Calvin Klein)
Steve Nash, Canadian born basketball star for NBA's Phoenix Suns
Kimbo Slice, mixed martial artist
Jenna Jameson, porn star
Victoria Beckham, Spice Girl Posh
Penelope Cruz, actress
Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, rocker
Steve-O, TV personality, Jackass star
Hilary Swank, actress
Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skier and Olympic gold medalist
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
Ryan Phillippe, actor
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot
Jimmy Fallon, actor and comedian
Chris Pronger, NHL defenceman (Team Canada Oly-1998)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)
Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
Meg White, drummer (The White Stripes)
Ryan Seacrest, television host
It Happened In '74
Inflation continued to spiral out of control around the world, reaching 11.3% in the USA and 12.6% in Canada, as the global recession deepened. The famous skeleton of "Lucy", who lived between 3 and 3.9 million years ago is discovered in Ethiopia . More and more smaller digital based consumer products appear in stores and the earliest forms of Word Processors appear which resemble a typewriter more than a computer. After the findings of the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.