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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Camping 1981

A few weeks ago we got to take Elijah to his first camp site. I wasn’t brave enough for us to spend the night, but he had fun toddling around in the dirt. Mom and Dad took me camping when I was about the same age but we were in a tent in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. From what I’ve heard, I didn’t have a ton of fun on the trip. Actually come to think of it, I wasn’t really a great camper until much later in life. As a kid I think it’s a little harder to understand the joys of sitting outside and relaxing. That’s what I did all day during the summers anyway!

12 Years of Blogging

I guess it’s appropriate that the 12 year anniversary of my blog falls on Throwback Thursday. Rather than bore you with stats about how many posts I’ve made over the years, I dug up a photo from 2002 a few months after I started the daily blog. This was one of the first photos I took with my first digital camera. I had just gotten the camera that day. I headed for bed around the normal time but I was woken up by a phone call from Jay. “Hey! What are you doing? We’re all at Top Dog. You should be here.” “Oh… yeah… I’m totally awake. Be there in a minute.”

Throwback Thursday – April Fools 1998

For April Fools of my Senior year, we organized a prank on Pastor Schneider. At the beginning of religion class, we had the principal, Mr. Zanto, call Pastor into the office for a call from his wife (both of them were in on the joke.) Mr. Zanto agreed to watch our class while Pastor was gone.

As soon as Pastor left, we quickly moved all of the desks and even the overhead projector out the back door and set the classroom up outside. Getting the principal and his wife in on the gag turned out to be a good move because it mean that he couldn’t get too mad at us. A yearbook photographer was on hand to make sure this made it into the book.

Looking back at this photo, it’s interesting to see the people who weren’t looking back at the photo. Surely this was announced as “hey, smile for the camera” so I guess they didn’t think the joke was funny. Party poopers!