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Years and Years of High School Senior Photos

It's fun to look at how clothing and hairstyles have changed over the years.

by Anonymousreply 28903/05/2014

Is Marvin Dickens, class of 1984, really male?

by Anonymousreply 102/25/2011

1965 has the best 'dos. Irma Carter scares me.

by Anonymousreply 202/25/2011

1981 is FRIGHTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 302/25/2011

People aged faster back then. Some of those 18 year olds in the 1950s could pass for mid 40's.

by Anonymousreply 402/25/2011

It's the hairstyles.

by Anonymousreply 502/25/2011

Wow, people really made an effort with hair and clothes for photos in those days. Compare that to the 1990s and 2000s. Everyone looks like crap.

by Anonymousreply 602/25/2011

[quote]1981 is FRIGHTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, dear

by Anonymousreply 702/25/2011

I'll take Dalton Ginther class of 2010, please.

by Anonymousreply 802/25/2011

Apparently everyone in 1969 had only one place to buy their eyeglasses.

by Anonymousreply 902/25/2011

I agree with R2. Practically every young woman in 1965 is sporting a variation of the "flip" hair-do. It reminds me of National Lampoon's High School Yearbook where every girl in the Class of '64 is wearing a black top and fake pearls and they all quote lyrics from the song "People" as their motto.

There's a boy there named Frank Mills who is a long way form inspiring the song named after him in HAIR. It's funny how bespectacled the American populace was in the days before soft contact lenses.

by Anonymousreply 1002/25/2011

Funny how formal clothes and soft focus B&W make all the kids from the 50s look like miniature adults.

Frankie Dull, Class of '54, is hilarious. Class Presidents never change, do they?

by Anonymousreply 1102/25/2011

The people who graduated the same year as I did looked exactly like the people in my senior class.

Practically interchangeable...

by Anonymousreply 1202/25/2011

1981 makes me a little sad. Thinking about all those kids that didn't make it.

by Anonymousreply 1302/25/2011

1975 wins the Booby Prize for fashions.

You wonder if any of the Class of '41 died in WWII. There are generations of people named Bender including one here who may be the patriarch.

by Anonymousreply 1402/25/2011

Todd Ewers, class of 81, looks a lot like porn dude Chris Rockway.

by Anonymousreply 1502/25/2011

If you don't look at his hair too closely, 2010 senior Bryant Woelk is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 1602/25/2011

Wouldn't you just fuckin' die to be from Russell, KS? I'd rather be from Leavenworth or Manhattan, KS.

by Anonymousreply 1702/25/2011 the class of '09, please tell me if Allysia M. Jackson is a girl...or a guy dressed up as one.

by Anonymousreply 1802/25/2011

2008 Kenny Bangert was a player, you can just tell.

by Anonymousreply 1902/25/2011

It's weird, r18, because Allysia isn't ugly... Just very masculine. Can a female have a neck that thick?

by Anonymousreply 2002/25/2011

Class of '62 has a guy who looks like he smells cookies. Bonus points: his name is Dick Craven.

by Anonymousreply 2102/25/2011

[quote]Can a female have a neck that thick? Absolutely [bold]not[/bold].

by Anonymousreply 2202/25/2011


More like Noxema Jackson!

by Anonymousreply 2302/25/2011

Same story as R12. My high school (class of '96) was 2000 miles away and the kids in my school looked exactly the same as the ones here. Sometimes I don't think fashions have changed all that much since the late 90s but then when I see photos I'm reminded they sure have!

by Anonymousreply 2402/25/2011

Delores Pozalek class of '62 looked like a teacher, not a student.

by Anonymousreply 2502/25/2011

The class of '81 IS frightening! The boys look like 70s porn actors and the girls look like church secretaries. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 2602/25/2011


by Anonymousreply 2702/25/2011

This sounds mean, but I noticed that most kids in these photos are kind of homely. A few are really good-looking, and a handful are downright fug.%0D %0D Just sayin!

by Anonymousreply 2802/25/2011

r1, it's a known fact that super chubby high school boys pack loads of estrogen, so that why they look girlish.

by Anonymousreply 2902/25/2011

Something tells me Lynette Seaman, Class of '86, went on to attend West Point or Annapolis.

by Anonymousreply 3002/25/2011

I went all the way back to 2000 and picked the guy from each class that I'd most want to fuck.

2010 Stefan Reinhardt

2009 Boxberger twins

2008 Jesse Bachman

2007 Morgan William Axelson

2006 Seth or Adam

2005 Weston Schurz

2004 Jeff Spradlin

2003 Justin Windholz

2002 Benjamin Cole

2001 Steven Glenn Walters

2000 Anthony Logsdon

by Anonymousreply 3102/25/2011

Stay classy, 1979.

by Anonymousreply 3202/25/2011

[quote]Something tells me Lynette Seaman, Class of '86, went on to attend West Point or Annapolis.

...and is now in a committed relationship with Pamela Ploutz, class of '81.

by Anonymousreply 3302/25/2011

Melodie Brown and Tammy Snook, class of 1989, charter members of the Sally Jessy Raphael fan club.

by Anonymousreply 3402/26/2011

R31, you have a definite type. I'm glad it's not the usual square-jawed and pumped type, but it's not my thing. %0D %0D You made me look at 2010, and can someone explain why Amber Threadgill looks like she has two different sets of teeth? %0D %0D Also, I have to disagree with the poster who said that people aged faster back in the day. I have a hard time believing that some of these kids are 18, but at least it makes the '30 playing 17' Hollywood schtick a little more understandable.

by Anonymousreply 3502/26/2011

Vicki Carter played w/ herself....[italic] down there. [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 3602/26/2011

Another thing - the 80s and 90s were all about curly hair. It puts the straightened, limp, centre parted hair of the last decade into perspective. %0D %0D Also, why do some people have full body shots? See Danny Cochran from class of 91 for an amusing one.

by Anonymousreply 3702/26/2011

'Kendra Denning' of class of 2000. Kendra is a girl's name .... right?

by Anonymousreply 3802/26/2011

Damn this thread! I'm officially hooked. %0D %0D Okay, we need to solve some mysteries. No, not 'why does Stewart Baars (2003) have a Gumby bump' or 'did Deana Strobel (2003) timetravel from 1979?' but - why is Jacob Parsons in both class of 2003 and 2004? It's clearly the same guy.

by Anonymousreply 3902/26/2011

The Mai dynasty...

by Anonymousreply 4002/26/2011

LOL -- they loved them sum bouffants back in the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 4102/26/2011

I laughed out loud at Samantha Woods '86. And I never laugh out loud.

by Anonymousreply 4202/26/2011

Holy shit. Why were you looking at Russell, Kansas high school photos, OP? Just curious. I went to high school in Kansas and even I would never have reason to look up Russell. That said, our senior photos look exactly like theirs did; the ratio of long-sleeved quaker sweaters to sleeveless quaker sweaters was even the same.

Some of the people who graduated in 1921 are still alive, if you can believe it.

by Anonymousreply 4302/26/2011

Samantha Woods looks like Peggy Lee. How unfortunate.

by Anonymousreply 4402/26/2011

Ok there's person named "Anschulz" in almost every year!!

by Anonymousreply 4502/26/2011

39, Jacob Parsons failed to graduate in 2003. After the yearbook had gone to press, he was suspended when he was caught smoking pot behind the storage shed, so he had to repeat his senior year.

by Anonymousreply 4602/26/2011

God, there are Boxberger twins in many years.... what is it with these Boxbergers???

by Anonymousreply 4702/26/2011

OMG, there's a guy named "Shawn Hoss" in 1989!

by Anonymousreply 4802/26/2011

Why do you say that, R3?

by Anonymousreply 4902/26/2011

Is the Jerry Guiterez from 1979 the director?

by Anonymousreply 5002/26/2011

It's interesting how it always takes a few years for a decade's style to really take shape. 1981 still looks like the '70s. And the '90s don't really kick in until about 1994. Also, I must be a cynic. These photos make me depressed. I look at them and think about all the disappointments awaiting these people, even though I'm sure there were plenty of success stories too.

by Anonymousreply 5102/26/2011

Check out that poor bastard Terry Hockman from 1995.%0D %0D Also, is that *the* Robert Dole from 1941?%0D %0D He was hot. He reminds me of a better looking Chris Klein.

by Anonymousreply 5202/26/2011

R52, good catch. That IS *the* Robert Dole. Per Wikipedia, he graduated from Russell High School in 1941. Also, if you compare the high school photo to the one on Wiki, you can see the same smile... Weird!

by Anonymousreply 5302/26/2011

That *is* Dole! %0D %0D DarLeen Boxburger from the same year is glamming it up in her turban-- love it!

by Anonymousreply 5402/26/2011

Jesse Bachman has the most beautiful cock sucking lips. He is sexy as hell in general.

by Anonymousreply 5502/26/2011

Mike Deines '95 looks very much like a younger version of Sal from "Mad Men."

by Anonymousreply 5602/26/2011

[quote] Names change, too. 1941 has a few Vernons (and a guy named LaVerne), Hubert, Wilmer, a couple Leroys, a Herman, a Marvin and even an Adolphe. Obviiously, lots of Germans.%0D %0D Today they'be be Hunter, Wyatt, Marcus and Alex.

by Anonymousreply 5702/26/2011

In 41, one kid's name is actually Junior.

by Anonymousreply 5802/26/2011

God, the styles of the 1980s were so hideous. The big frizzy hair and the HUGE eyeglasses that covered half the face were so awful-looking in retrospect. Those girls looked 18 going on 40.

by Anonymousreply 5902/26/2011

I would like to fuck Mike Blake in 1969, please.

by Anonymousreply 6002/26/2011

2006 Dalton and Cody: Call me.

by Anonymousreply 6102/26/2011

R31--There's another generation of Boxberger twins in 1979, or the 2009 twins' parents were already married in high school.

by Anonymousreply 6202/26/2011

Lots of Ashleys and Krystal/Christols in later years.

by Anonymousreply 6302/26/2011

Steve Snyder from the Class of '69...

by Anonymousreply 6402/26/2011

Most likely to contribute to this thread:

Hans Jochum '87--come on down!

by Anonymousreply 6502/26/2011

2010 - a few Asians, but still no black people.

by Anonymousreply 6602/26/2011

Chris Butts of 82 not only has on overalls, but a seriously bitchin mullet.

I also like playing the game with these people, wondering who were the class sluts, the ones who were ignored, who were closeted, etc.

My year books from the mid-late 90s put these to shame as far as ugly people go but I don't have a scanner to illustrate that.

by Anonymousreply 6702/26/2011

Also Most Likely To Contribute to DL:

Debbie Fablan of 1976

by Anonymousreply 6802/26/2011

Which year are you really talking about, R87?%0D %0D 1982 doesn't have pics.

by Anonymousreply 6902/26/2011

Just how many black people do you expect to find in Russell Kansas?

by Anonymousreply 7002/26/2011

I notice that in the earlier decades there weren't a lot of fat people. Maybe a couple here and there. But as the years progressed, so do the weight! 2010 practically looks like a Jenny Craig meeting...

by Anonymousreply 7102/26/2011

Oops, I meant 1992, R69

by Anonymousreply 7202/26/2011

I think we're all in agreement that 1981 was the most horrific year, looks wise?

What the hell happened that year? Was there a ban on mirrors in the town? Did the electricity get knocked out? Inquiring minds want to know!

by Anonymousreply 7302/26/2011

[quote] Just how many black people do you expect to find in Russell Kansas?%0D %0D At least as many as there are Vietnamese and Indian immigrants.

by Anonymousreply 7402/26/2011

R43 there's a boxberger in class of 1941 and in the 60's.

These people must not move. I see a LOT of the same names over and over again throughout the years.

I feel really sorry for the lone black person in the class - every 4 or 5 years, you'll see one.

What a sea of whiteness!

by Anonymousreply 7502/26/2011

I just think there were a parade of fat girls during 2010. There really aren't that many fat people in most of the other years but 2010 is atrocious! Also it looks like the school hired the photographer on the cheap.

by Anonymousreply 7602/26/2011

Vanessa Anderson, 2010, looks like the wicked "Queen Bee of Russell High". She looks like she's definitely made a few people cry in her time.

by Anonymousreply 7702/26/2011

[quote]At least as many as there are Vietnamese and Indian immigrants.

Immigrants by definition have just picked up and relocated their lives. Apparently there is some reason why they landed in Russell. What would prompt people already settled in the US to relocate to Russell Kansas (population 4,696)? I suspect not much.

by Anonymousreply 7802/26/2011

Can we assume that a tight close-up photo showing little more than a girl's face means she's an ample girl? I think so.

by Anonymousreply 7902/26/2011

Question: Will this thread show up every time one of these people self-Googles? I feel guilty.

by Anonymousreply 8002/26/2011

Eyeglasses are amazingly unflattering. The cat eye glasses looked good on Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, but the average girl--forget about it! And the bug eye glasses of the 70's and 80's are even worse!

by Anonymousreply 8102/26/2011

People don't take care of their eyesight like they used to. No one wears glasses anymore. I know a lot of people who won't even use contacts.

by Anonymousreply 8202/26/2011

r81, but the glasses of today look great!%0D %0D I love a man in glasses.

by Anonymousreply 8302/26/2011

r58, the name Junior always makes me think of a fully-dressed boy chimp running around in white tennis shoes.

by Anonymousreply 8402/26/2011

I think the name "Boxberger" is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 8502/26/2011

Looks like most of them never leave Russell, KS. The same last names keep appearing over the decades.

by Anonymousreply 8602/26/2011

I bet poor Diana Ramsey (class 2002)is sorry she ever wore that lipstick.

by Anonymousreply 8702/26/2011

Jaqueline McKune, 2008, looks really pissed off. I wonder if she was the school bully.

by Anonymousreply 8802/26/2011

Hogg,secretary treasurer of '35 was very cute. %0D %0D Too bad he had to go through life with that name, though.

by Anonymousreply 8902/26/2011

It's sad to look at the 60s photos knowing several of the men probably died in the jungles of Vietnam.

Midwestern states like Kansas had a lot of their boys get drafted into the war. Most of them didn't have the shield of college to protect them from enlistment.

by Anonymousreply 9002/26/2011

I noticed that the class of '86 had some good looking guys.

by Anonymousreply 9102/26/2011

I graduated in 2003, some thoughts on the photos from that year: The way the boys did their hair (short bangs shellacked down with gel) was "over" by then where I grew up-- and many of my classmates had embraced streaked hair (or in my case, lamentably, the chunky foil highlight.) I forgot how popular over-plucked eyebrows were. Kimberly Dalyy looks like Mary Louise Parker after a bar fight. Sandra Deibert looks like Laura Linney with a thyroid problem. Justin Windholz could have written his own ticket in gay porn. I would have spent all of high school pining for Brandon Whitney (even his name is dreamy). Puka shells were not gender neutral, Ashley Karst. Sean Swords and Billy Stoughton are clearly matriculating to Liberty U. Raine Kaufman seems to have inspired the overall aesthetic for cougars across the country.

by Anonymousreply 9202/26/2011

In small towns the styles of the 1980s, esp. big poufy hair and mullets, didn't stop until the mid-1990s. This was true all over the US. In my small town in New England, girls were still perming their hair in 1994!

by Anonymousreply 9302/26/2011

Marj Dusay is in the class of '54 under Marjorie Mahoney.

by Anonymousreply 9402/26/2011

The advantage to having one fat black chick in every class is that the almost-out gay guy knows who he is taking to the prom.

by Anonymousreply 9502/26/2011

Tad Wagner class of 1991! IFHH!

by Anonymousreply 9602/26/2011

I'll bet if you do a comparison you will notice that the older classes were thinner than their modern counterparts. Hardly any fat people.

by Anonymousreply 9702/26/2011

Russell, KS in Russell County.

by Anonymousreply 9802/26/2011

- "Hello, my name is Boxberger."

- "Of the Russell Boxbergers?"

- "Why, yes."

by Anonymousreply 9902/26/2011

Deborah Ann Coyle, class of 1976 - that's a man, baby!

by Anonymousreply 10002/26/2011

Some thoughts on the Class of 2010:

The hottest guys are Zach Axelson (porny name), Dalton Ginther, Tyson Schmidtberger, and Brady Stoppel. Tavin Ward is sort of dopey-looking, but I bet his hole holds many musky, hairy secrets.

Kale Morris is the likeliest cookie-sniffer. Corey Larson has some alterna-gay potential and Alan Rourke looks like a power bottom waiting to be born.

Funniest names: Mister Attapusato and Bryce Sidebottom.

Brandon Banks gets worst dressed award and that is saying a lot.

Future frau alert: Mackenzie Huff.

Most of the girls have those homely Midwestern features, but Katy Oste is cute and Allison Corbin looks fun.

by Anonymousreply 10102/26/2011

No surprise there are so many lesbians in Russell, Kansas -- they all went to Bickerdyke Elementary School.

by Anonymousreply 10202/26/2011

Focused on 86 for some reason Reddig and Reinhart look like the could throw a mean fuck. The rattan chair for the ladies is classic Mary Olsen - future queen of the fraus Dawn Roberts - why are the big girls always named Dawn?

by Anonymousreply 10302/26/2011

Kelly Funk '87 hates you.

Interesting that Patricia Prim is featured in '86 and '87.

Tori Erlich '88 can't be real

Kim Munday '88 is GIVING. FACE.


Tammy Snook '89. No words.

The guys get much worse looking starting in 1990. Long term effects of water pollution?

by Anonymousreply 10402/26/2011

I am obsessed with this site. Please no one trolldar me because I am all over this thread. The Class of 2000 seems to have an unusually large share of kids with near-deformities. Check out: Aaron Begler, Gary Blundon, Tucker Brown, Amanda Clenney, Ryan Farmer, Douglas Goddard, and Rachel Trible. Something must have gotten into the groundwater just before they were all conceived. That said, the Hoss brothers in that year are like some kind of wet dream. And Kendra Denning is one cute little dyke.

by Anonymousreply 10502/26/2011

I would have had a crush on Billy Staughton '03

by Anonymousreply 10602/26/2011

WOW, 1969 was a bumper crop for nice looking boys. I count 19 that I would like to see naked.

by Anonymousreply 10702/26/2011

NO ONE from 1981 is good looking.

by Anonymousreply 10802/26/2011

Darleen Boxberger '41 was quite the glamour puss.

by Anonymousreply 10902/26/2011

R101 made me laugh so I checked out 2010. My jaw dropped when I got to Bryant Woelk. I looked EXACTLY like him when I was the same age. Same nose, mouth, facial structure, blue eyes and dark hair. It's uncanny, if I were a few years older that kid could be my long-lost son. Freaky!%0D %0D I love this thread and like R105 said, please don't troll-dar because like him I am all the fuck over it. This is fun, let's keep it going.

by Anonymousreply 11002/26/2011

I'd like to be in a 2001 Driscoll sandwich.

by Anonymousreply 11102/26/2011

So, how are the hunky Hoss twins (2000) related to hunky Shawn Hoss (1989)?

by Anonymousreply 11202/26/2011

Whoever said 2000 was hideous was right. Holy fuck balls!

by Anonymousreply 11302/26/2011

I went to high school in Kansas in a town that is even smaller than Russell; my town had a population of 4000, Russell has something like 7000. Anyway, we too had the one token non-white person every few years, and it was difficult for them. A black family who was getting nowhere in our town moved to Manhattan, Kansas. Since then, one daughter competed in the Olympics in 1992, and the others are doing very well in business.

I remember once when we had a new student, a black girl in the same grade I was, she was told to specifically seek me out because I was "the white girl who always makes friends with the coloreds." This was 1988, mind.

So basically, if those non-white kids in Russell got out of Russell, they're probably okay. If they didn't, they're fucked.

by Anonymousreply 11402/26/2011

[quote]So, how are the hunky Hoss twins (2000) related to hunky Shawn Hoss (1989)?

In my experience, they're probably cousins. Found an obit online that seems to indicate a lot of the Hoss family still lives in the area, and that is way too small of a town for people with the same last name to NOT be related.

by Anonymousreply 11502/26/2011

More class of 2000:

I hope Tucker Brown and Amanda Clenney never procreate.

Amanda Couch: biding her time until she gets to Wellesley.

Gary Blundon's name sounds like "bludgeon." He's a future serial killer, so this will work out well for him.

"Darci Vonfeldt" is my new preferred pseudonym.

Lee Arnett fucked at least 10 of those guys and was ostracized for it at the time. Joke's on them, though-- she's now CEO of a Fortune-100 company.

by Anonymousreply 11602/26/2011

Class of 2000:%0D %0D Tamara Lynch is now a Women's Studies professor at the University of Vermont, Burlington.%0D %0D Jennifer Mallory runs an animal rescue shelter in Burlington, Vermont.%0D %0D Every year, Kendra Denning vacations in Michigan the first week of August.%0D %0D Jennifer Mahoney got the fuck out of Russell, KS to attend NYU and still lives in the city. She only goes home for Christmas.%0D %0D Laura Downing - cubicle #3, Accounts Receiveable%0D %0D Jennifer Weimaster - cubicle #4, Accounts Payable%0D %0D Darci Vonfeldt - town pump%0D %0D Ryan Wiggins - came out sophomore year of college%0D %0D David Weigel - used to let Ryan Wiggins blow him behind the bleachers in the football field when no one was around.%0D %0D Aaron Begler - date rapist in college.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 11702/26/2011

More 2000:

Kayla Ellis and Amanda Fabian = obviously a couple

by Anonymousreply 11802/26/2011

Could Amanda Fabian '00 be the niece of Debbie Fabian '76? If so, do you think Aunt Debbie ever took Amanda to Michfest with her?

by Anonymousreply 11902/26/2011

Fun with 1990!

James Copeland and Donovan Jacobs - teenstache alert!

Schon Thacker and Richard Snook have the exact same perms as 99% of the girls. They are both really, really into Whitesnake.

Heather Reisig's parents are too poor for her to get a perm.

Flash forward to today: Chris Roberts is the weekend meteorologist on the Kansas City CBS affiliate, and after work every night he goes to the local leather bar where he heads to the basement to get whipped.

Spencer Casey, Brett Hill and Steve Tittel circle jerked together once in junior high. Hill wants to revive the practice but is afraid of the consequences of suggesting it.

Greg Carr smells like pizza and farts.

by Anonymousreply 12002/26/2011

This thread was funnier when people weren't making lame attempts at "guess their future".

by Anonymousreply 12102/26/2011

I agree, R121.

by Anonymousreply 12202/26/2011

I bet everyone clapped extra loud when Heather Berens and Jon Kuhn got their diplomas in 1997.

Looks like the Class of '97 produced a bumper crop of future theater majors.

by Anonymousreply 12302/26/2011

Class of 2000...Emily Willson is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 12402/26/2011

The town of Russell must be shrinking. The class of 2010 is half the size of the class of 1941.

by Anonymousreply 12502/26/2011

I prefer yearbooks or alumni websites that list the dead students and what happened to them. Yes, I'm morbid.

by Anonymousreply 12602/26/2011

It's funny to think if some chick wore the 1960's hairstyle today people would think she is mentally ill.

by Anonymousreply 12702/26/2011

Photographer to females in 1965 "Okay, now, turn your shoulders and look to the side."

by Anonymousreply 12802/26/2011

OMG, is this a plus-sized Shanaynay's Secret pic?

by Anonymousreply 12902/26/2011

What a fine bunch of proto-fraus 1986 produced.

by Anonymousreply 13002/26/2011

The 1979 yearbook made the mistake of printing every student's name in a V-shape at the bottom of their photos. It looks goofy.

Sherry Driscoll was glad she would never be known as the fat chick as long as Connie Coleman remained her classmate in '79. Meanwhile, Albert Hall would always have good reason to despise the Beatles' song A DAY IN THE LIFE.

by Anonymousreply 13102/26/2011

Class of 2002, Destinee Homeier has some super sized teeth

by Anonymousreply 13202/26/2011

2000's Darci Vonfeldt looks exactly like porn actress Bree Olsen. It might be her.

by Anonymousreply 13302/27/2011

I just had a horrible thought: you know how DLer's are making fun of the old hairstyles and clothes of the past? Well, we of 2011 think we look so hip, so cool, right? This is the age of high tech! Well, I can guarantee that in 20 years some smart asses are going to be making jokes about US! WE are going to be out of fashion and very laughable indeed.%0D %0D It's going to happen!

by Anonymousreply 13402/27/2011

We're laughing at them with love, R134. These people remind us of ourselves and our loved ones the way we used to be.

by Anonymousreply 13502/27/2011

If you wanted to score some weed in 1981, Glenn Sixbury looked like the dude to talk to.

by Anonymousreply 13602/27/2011

It's so funny seeing the same (uncommon) names re-appear: just from 1981 alon there's Funk, Nuss, Munday, Anschutz, and of course, the neverending Boxbergers. Either lots of twins or cousins happening - what's in the water in Russell, apart from the already-discussed toxic chemicals? %0D %0D I swear to god Carol Beaver ('81) looks familiar and there's no sane reason why I'd know her. Tell me she wasn't part of a horrible crime?

by Anonymousreply 13702/27/2011

Carol Beaver looks a little like Debra Winger.

by Anonymousreply 13802/27/2011

[quote]God, the styles of the 1980s were so hideous. The big frizzy hair and the HUGE eyeglasses that covered half the face were so awful-looking in retrospect%0D %0D In retrospect? They were hideous then.%0D %0D Susan Clenney, 1981, looks like Phoebe from 'Friends' before she had any work done.

by Anonymousreply 13902/27/2011

I was a teen in the 1980s and, yes, there were fashion trends that were followed but not very well liked. Large frames on glasses for one, and I know several girls in school who hated that perms HAD to be spiral perms. But doesn't very generation have fads that are followed even though they aren't really flattering?

In the late 1980s, I cheered when I saw an alt band wearing flannel shirts over henleys. I was so desperate to wear something new that I jumped at the chance. A couple years later, I realized I was grunge before grunge was popular. Still don't know how I feel about that.

by Anonymousreply 14002/27/2011

A 'stache, a mullet, pushed-up sleeves on a sweater and shirt combo, and a bad-ass 'tude: Chad Parks Had It Made in high school.

by Anonymousreply 14102/27/2011

This kind of thread is the reason I love datalounge. Thank you all for the laughs.

by Anonymousreply 14202/27/2011

Herman Hammerschmidt, class of '56, has the best name ever.

by Anonymousreply 14302/27/2011

This thread has reminded me of, years ago, when a bunch of people were looking through an old 1950s fashion model directory, round at my father's house, that my mother was in and someone said 'Wow! Some of the models back then were truly hideous!' Pointing at a photo of my mother. Out of the whole directory she managed to pick that one.%0D %0D I wonder what became of Lisa?%0D

by Anonymousreply 14402/27/2011

Looking at the 2010 pics, I had no idea that there was a fashion for short, thin bangs on young men today or they had a stylist who forced all their hair forward.

by Anonymousreply 14502/27/2011

I'd forgotten all about the three-piece polyester suits(usually light blue or tan) and the wide striped ties that went with them. They were everywhere in the late 70s and early 80 and holy shit were those suits hideous. And don't forget to feather your bangs before the picture's taken!

by Anonymousreply 14602/27/2011

"One more crack like that and I'll show you just how rough and manly I can get".%0D %0D Pamela Ploutz- class of '81

by Anonymousreply 14702/27/2011

Interesting. 1969 has not boys with long hair. of course 1970-1975 are missing. A lot of people are probably too ashamed.

R110. I'd have had a crush on you.

by Anonymousreply 14802/27/2011

Is the party over? I can't access the site.

by Anonymousreply 14902/27/2011

[quote]1969 has not boys with long hair.%0D %0D The 60s didnt arrive in many parts of America until about 1972.

by Anonymousreply 15002/27/2011

Me neither r149. Wonder what happened.

by Anonymousreply 15102/27/2011

They're on to us.

by Anonymousreply 15202/27/2011

All the linked pics have disappeared as well.%0D %0D Maybe they realise they've been linked here and they don't like it. Can't imagine why.

by Anonymousreply 15302/27/2011

Someone upthread mentioned about the number of students lost during WW2. There is a memorial for dead RHS students. %0D I googled for class memorials and came across the most depressing site ever: Oakland High Schools Memorial. It's fascinating.%0D %0D Was the Bay Area really that violent during the late 60s and early 70s?

by Anonymousreply 15402/27/2011

R154, I looked at the link you posted and what's more interesting is that in its early history, most of the students seemed to live to old age (70-90s). I skipped ahead to the late 60s and there are a lot of students who died young because of cancer, other health issues, murder, etc.

Times are a changing.

by Anonymousreply 15502/27/2011

Yep,they're gone. Someone googled himself and saw what DL was up to.%0D %0D Well, I thank them all for providing a couple of days of innocent (for us) fun.%0D %0D I'll have to go to the memorial link. Heck, can't make fun of that.

by Anonymousreply 15602/27/2011

I'm not having any problems viewing the pics, they're still up.

Let my laughter continue!!

by Anonymousreply 15702/27/2011

The first two classes I randomly looked at: %0D %0D Class of '74 - 17, died of a heart attack playing basketball. %0D %0D Class of '75 - two female students murdered together. I'm too scared to look at more.

by Anonymousreply 15802/28/2011

That Memorial site makes me glad I don't live in Oakland!

by Anonymousreply 15902/28/2011

I think it's a strong possibility that Pamela Ploutz, 1981, is a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 16002/28/2011

r158: You hit the late 60s and the site becomes crazy. There was one guy killed by Hell's Angels, another was a big case b/c the woman was missing for years.%0D %0D It's sad, but i found myself googling some of the names because I was interested.%0D %0D One guy was beaten by a mob for unknown reasons.

by Anonymousreply 16102/28/2011

[quote]but the glasses of today look great!%0D %0D That's what Faye Bender said back in 1965.

by Anonymousreply 16202/28/2011

r162, you have to admit that the young lady was not pretty with OR without glasses.%0D %0D Poor thing.

by Anonymousreply 16302/28/2011

Tis the season!

by Anonymousreply 16405/26/2012

The class of 1980 was pretty rocking....that David Kuehn was one hot rocking dude.

by Anonymousreply 16511/15/2012

Patricia Bassett from 1965 = hilarious

by Anonymousreply 16611/15/2012

Steve Snyder from 1969 - Dreamboat! That's who I would have blown if I had been in that senior class!

Cindy Ewing from 1959 - Caneface for days

Bob Dole was kinda cute

by Anonymousreply 16711/15/2012

Kris Luding '86 now owns a successful landscaping business and travels to the LPGA Finals every year.

by Anonymousreply 16811/15/2012

There seem to be a lot of Anshutz and Zorns in this town too. I noticed that the early 90's pics could've been easily taken 3-5 years earlier in terms of fashions and hairstyles

by Anonymousreply 16911/15/2012

I think I'm more obsessed with this thread than I was with "My Neighbor is a Gargoyle" thread! I love stuff like this-how does one go about finding high school pics like these? Most schools I look up make you register to look at yearbook pics. How many Dumlers can you count over the years here?

by Anonymousreply 17011/15/2012

So, after stumbling across this little peach of a thread, I will start with stating that I am a Russell High school grad WITH a photo on this site. I thank GOD that I didn't get called out because I HATE my senior photo with a passion. Now, I can only speak for people in the 1997-2006 range as those are the only people I "know" from my time in Russell. (Yes, thankfully I escaped and have made it far far away from there, hopefully never to return). But some of you guys are fuckin spot on with your assessments. And, yes, the reason for a lot of those names repeating is because people NEVER LEAVE that place. It's really quite disturbing

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by Anonymousreply 17311/15/2012

Lots of Humlers. Practically every class. Fun looking at these people. We may laugh but we probably looked like this. Russell, KS, is as American as you can get. Good people, I'll bet. And such glorious mullets and sausage curls.

by Anonymousreply 17411/15/2012

Quit talking shit about innocent people. Saying that people are gay and it is Not true. You bunch of homsexuals!!! Don't hide behind a computer you bunch of losers. Freaking cowards talking shit behinds innocent people's back!!! Quit talking shit! And quit saying certain people are gay and they are NOT GAY!!!! You know who you are! Talking shit about certain students from Russel High! Go to church and shut your filthy mouths already!!!!

by Anonymousreply 17511/15/2012

I am also someone mentioned in this pathetic excuse for entertainment. You all are sick and saddistic. I hope you realize you are hurting other people and their lives by the things you say. What comes around goes around. You should be ashamed of yourself, a bunch of gays, or closet gays, probably ugly ones also, sitting around poking fun at complete strangers. Let's see your pictures up here, post your names, then we will have a go at it. Let's ruin your lives, just like you ruin others.

by Anonymousreply 17611/15/2012

a FEW of youse need to step away and turn off your computers.

by Anonymousreply 17711/15/2012

I am currently worshipping at the Church of St. Mattress.

by Anonymousreply 17811/15/2012

I was going to say the same thing r4, why did people in the 40's - 60's look so much older?

It's not just the clothes.

by Anonymousreply 17911/15/2012

Holy shit how did people from RHS figure out what was going on here!? Calm down people, it's all in good fun.

by Anonymousreply 18011/15/2012

Datalounge has a rich tradition of making friends with outside people. Anyone remember the thread on that woman's wedding? She came here and loved us.

by Anonymousreply 18111/15/2012

You are all cowards. I understand yearbook pics can be funny and all, haha, funny hair, funny face, funny this , or that. But actually saying some pretty nasty sexually explicit, libelous , and slanderous things could get you into hot water one of these days. If your wondering, someone recently passed away and this "wonderful" site pops up under a certain google search. So weather you realize it or not, your fun and humor could inadvertently ruin someones day, life, or career. Based on these comments , you are some of the most uncultured , under-educated, and unoriginal GAY people I have ran across. If you were to say these things to my face, or anyone else i know listed on here. You would get your ass kicked immediately, not that it would be the first time, I would assume. Stay tough behind that keyboard and computer monitor. Best to stay Anonymous, because you wouldn't stand a chance in the real world. Good Luck Assholes! Full Circle, .... Jerks

by Anonymousreply 18211/15/2012


Anita Krug...can't laugh at her, bless her heart


Bond, James Bond is very very pretty.

by Anonymousreply 18311/16/2012

In the interest of keeping everyone informed, but still protecting some privacy, I can probably tell you exactly how this thread was found by, the poster from R171, and probably anyone else from RHS. I won't mention any names, but one of the somewhat younger students (late 90's early 00's, that's as specific as I'm gonna get) mentioned in this thread a few times passed away suddenly yesterday. When their name is googled this is the second site that pops up in the list. Any time Russell loses a current or former student at a young age, can be a very sensitive time, and it is actually quite amazing to witness a town band together during a time of sorrow. I can attest to witnessing nearly the entire town turn out for funeral's of current or recently graduated students in Russell. So, that my friends, is how RHS has come across this, occasionally crass, sometimes amusing thread

by Anonymousreply 18411/16/2012

One of the girls you called out committed suicide this week and people are googling her name, that's how.

And the "not gay" comments above are fucking hilarious - I am from Russell (gosh, you could have said I look fun or would make a great hag) and y'all are totally spot on and I know for a fact that some of the folks you called gay are in fact, gay. And that's ok! Why are people so offended at being called gay? Gays are usually pretty attractive, so looking gay coming from a gay may be a complement. I get that y'all aren't making fun of certain people, just people in general including yourselves, and I don't have a problem - I haven't laughed this hard in ages.

I hope the young woman who killed herself this week didn't google herself and find these comments though. The thing that she was called here would have been ruinous in that horrible, judgmental town full of assholes. Soooo grateful I'm out of that place - it's full of hypocritical Republican douche bags that can't handle others' success.

I so want to update y'all on your questions. LOL.

Agree with the others that the "future predicting" is not cool, though. Other comments are great.

by Anonymousreply 18511/16/2012

I should amend my comment a little and say everyone in Russell isn't a hypocritical Republican douche - I'm going for the 80/20 rule.

by Anonymousreply 18611/16/2012

One thing I noticed about my home town is that there is a large number of gays per capita. I think it's because many of them come from wealthy families (lots of oil money in this little town - in the 80's it was ranked in the top ten wealthiest counties in the nation) that they are "out" and very accepted in the community. I want to love my home town for this, but I know it's about the money and not about being accepting, so, it's just another reason to hate it.

by Anonymousreply 18711/16/2012

Anyone have links to years and years of swim team photos?

by Anonymousreply 18811/16/2012

RHS does not have a swimming pool. Booo! But if you can get your hands on some pics of the wrestling team, it would make some great beat off material.

by Anonymousreply 18911/16/2012

Larry Campbell, Miss Thing! Miss Thing!

by Anonymousreply 19011/16/2012

I wish early 60's fashion would come back in a non-ironic way. Love the glasses and the hair for the guys. And the suits, much easier to decide what to wear!

L. Wiegel in the class of '81 looks like an evil genius. You just know she gave birth to Regina George.

by Anonymousreply 19111/16/2012

Isn't there another site with swim team photos from various schools? I thought I saw it once...

by Anonymousreply 19211/16/2012

brennan walter is hot

by Anonymousreply 19311/16/2012

I guess Fat is the new normal for girls now.

by Anonymousreply 19411/16/2012

Just good fun huh?

Well i found this thread because a girl you mentioned recently killed herself and i was looking for any possible updates on her.

please delete this thread, more and more people are going to find it and become hurt as well.

you have called out so many innocent kind people and turned them into your sick playthings.

it's sad that you carry so much hurt within yourself to want to use complete strangers in this manner.

please stop making comments and delete the thread. out of respect for all of us at RHS.

whoever you are, you are no more human or deserving of respect than the rest of us. every town in the united states is the same. we all have the same struggles and pain, just different depending on where we live. we are all in this thing together. please stop adding to the hate machine.

we are all equals.

by Anonymousreply 19511/16/2012

Rolana Goreham, class of 69, looks fucking fabulous! Like an aspiring Jo Ann Worley.

by Anonymousreply 19611/16/2012

Those seniors from the 60s look as if they're graduating from Middle Age

by Anonymousreply 19711/16/2012

OMG, the seniors from 1961 (r190's post) look like they're all 40 years old! Why did 18 year-olds look so much older back then?

by Anonymousreply 19811/16/2012

also, if your opinions are so important, why is everyone anonymous?

if you can stand behind the things you say and are proud of them, then come out with it!

otherwise shut your mouth.

by Anonymousreply 19911/16/2012

I'm guessing from R182's angry posts that this high school didn't give them a great education, as far as spelling and grammar are concerned.

by Anonymousreply 20011/16/2012

Half of the women in the class of '76 look like Paul Williams. The rest are doing their best Ali MacGraw.

by Anonymousreply 20111/16/2012

The education in Russell was actually decent, relatively. The school counselor for years and years probably drove the RHS suicide numbers higher, though. That woman was pure evil.

I bet the poster that wants us all to go to church is Republican. Wouldn't you LOVE to see their senior pic?

If there's any way to delete the posts about the girl who committed suicide, that would probably be the kind thing to do.

I love what the person said about us all being in this together. That one is probably part of the 20 percent.

60's fashion IS back, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 20211/16/2012

Who died?

by Anonymousreply 20311/16/2012

The person who IS NOT Bree Olsen.

by Anonymousreply 20411/16/2012

See? Not cool. Get it now?

by Anonymousreply 20511/16/2012

"I guess Fat is the new normal for girls now."

As if all men and boys are buff hotties...

"I wish early 60's fashion would come back in a non-ironic way. Love the glasses and the hair for the guys. And the suits, much easier to decide what to wear!"

The GUYS look better but all the girls look awful with the matronly hair and cat eye glasses. People who watch Mad Men think all women in the 60s looked like chic Vogue models but the styles on that show are much more flattering than the stuff people actually wore.

by Anonymousreply 20611/16/2012

Jessica/R199 types fat. Very fat.

I'm praying for her because fat will burn and catch fire in Hell.

by Anonymousreply 20711/16/2012

I my anger, I forgot to mention that my pussy stinks. Peace.

by Anonymousreply 20811/16/2012

[quote]Well i found this thread because a girl you mentioned recently killed herself and i was looking for any possible updates on her.

If you want us to care about her you have to give us her name. You can't scold us about hiding behind anonymity then insisting on the same privilege for your dead friend (who is beyond caring about we think of her.) Giving us your first name or her first name doesn't count. Anyone can make up a first name.

by Anonymousreply 20911/16/2012

Why do you care who it is that killed herself?

It's there for you to figure out if you'd use your brain.

Jessica - I like stinky pussy!

by Anonymousreply 21011/16/2012

I'm assuming that the person who died was hideously unattractive, so I do plan to go to church -- and thank Jesus! Glory!

by Anonymousreply 21111/16/2012

Delete this thread and salt the earth. What mean-spiritedness.

by Anonymousreply 21211/16/2012

Are you really doubting that someone died? R209

by Anonymousreply 21311/16/2012

No, R213, I am only instructing Jessica to name names, including her own full name before criticizing others for remaining anonymous. For all we know, she made up the person's death.

Otherwise she should take her own advice and shut up.

by Anonymousreply 21411/16/2012

You all are a prime example of whats wrong with this world. I'm starting to think this forum is full of 12 year olds or younger. If not, I feel sorry for you. Some of you are most pathetic forms of life on this planet. Good luck with your sorry existence. I actually was supportive of the Gay agenda, but if this is what "Gays" are representing , no thank you. If hell exists, there is a special place for your kind, but you might just like it there based on some of the things I have read. I understand a few bad apples spoil the bunch, but seriously. This is getting ridiculous. Even I am slipping down to your callous level just by writing this. Yes, I got a damn fine education from RHS.

by Anonymousreply 21511/16/2012

Yes, R215, by all means, turn into an anti-gay bigot simply because some gay posters on an anonymous message board think that some of the people pictured in your high school yearbooks look funny.

Vote Republican from now on, if you don't already. That'll show us!

by Anonymousreply 21611/16/2012

[quote] I actually was supportive of the Gay agenda, but if this is what "Gays" are representing , no thank you.

Bullshit. If you think the actions of a handful of people on a messageboard are representative of millions of other gay people, you're an idiot. Do you judge all black people by the actions of five of them?

Also, 'the gay agenda' is a fundie term.

I actually do doubt whether or not someone died.

Also, you can't tell the gender or sexuality of everyone here. You're posting here, are you a lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 21711/16/2012

For your information, I am not a Republican. I did know the person who died. I too have been made fun of on this board. I don't believe all gay people are abusive like that. Hate is a powerful thing, and that is what this whole thread breeds.

by Anonymousreply 21811/16/2012

R218, read what straight people have to say about gay people on message boards all over the Internet.

Then thank your lucky stars every day that some gay person fueled with rage at all that moralizing doesn't fly off the handle and gun down you or your loved ones in a public place.

Gay-on-straight hatred is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of straight-on-gay hatred that we gay people are expected to deal with.

by Anonymousreply 21911/16/2012

First of all, this board is all about pointless bitching. If you can't leave your feelings at the door, don't walk through it.

And in reference to anyone hurting feelings: Do you have any idea how many times the average gay person's feelings are hurt while growing up? I am not excusing behavior that crosses the line, and making fun of a suicide victim if there is one, does cross a line. But don't act all high and mighty like we are somehow going around wounding others with words when throughout our lives we have had to learn how to live with that type of behavior more than you will ever know.

by Anonymousreply 22011/16/2012

R220, "I'm not excusing behavior that crosses the line"

Yes you are.

by Anonymousreply 22111/16/2012

no r221 I am not. I clearly stated that if someone did recently die, which hasn't been proven, that would cross the line. To further clarify, if it was someone mentioned in thread, and the poster did not know that person was dead now, that is an unfortunate coincidence - but still does not cross the line.

by Anonymousreply 22211/16/2012

Another fun thread has been ruined.

by Anonymousreply 22311/16/2012

it shouldn't matter if someone has died or not, we as humans should not be treating others with such disrespect.

my name is jessica windholz and darci vonfeldt was a kind beautiful person who will be sorely missed. I can't imagine what her family and close friends are going through right now. Even worse, what it must feel like to find her name on the internet, connected to such a poor excuse for good banter...

who are you people?

Many of us, including myself, have issues with Russell, but those issues, are deeply personal and that's why we move away. That is OUR problem.. not the city of Russell's problem. For many, Russell is a wonderful town, and that's great...we all need to belong somewhere! many people find peace there and like to call it home. to each his own, that is not for you or I to judge.

i am embarrassed to have stumbled upon this thread, wishing it never happened, but you called out my brother and many other good people who don't deserve anonymous bashing.

making fun of fashion and hairstyles is one thing, but when you start targeting people in the ways you have, sizing them up without even knowing them, you cause pain to others. don't you realize this?

having a good time is one thing, but doing it at the expense of others, including complete strangers, is inexcusable.

perhaps you are all still IN high school? because this is the kind of behavior one would expect from an adolescent, not grown adults who have common sense and understanding.

signing in under MY name and saying my pussy stinks?? are you serious?? that is exactly the kind of crap that people do when they are 12 years old and haven't experienced enough pain in life to know when to stop hurting others...or perhaps you are so full of pain that is just spills out wherever you go? either way, you are not alone. let it good to good to yourself. people love you.

If this is, in fact, a "GAY" gossip site, haven't you as a population experienced enough pain and inequality already? Why would you want to attract more of it by dishing it out upon others?

gays want equal rights and they should get them. In order for us all to be treated equally, we have to give equal respect to all others.

with best intentions,


by Anonymousreply 22411/16/2012

Dear, I'm afraid you've probably embarrassed yourself more by oversharing on an anonymous messageboard.

Also, are you suggesting gay people should have some higher moral code than straight people if they want equality as some sort of doggie treat for good behaviour?

Why do I get the feeling that you tangentially knew this dead person...

by Anonymousreply 22511/16/2012

i am just trying to answer all of your questions

I never said anyone should have a higher moral code. Let your defenses down for one minute.

I'm saying we should all treat each other with the same respect we wish to receive from others.

and quit talking about Darci, please.

by Anonymousreply 22611/16/2012

FAYE BENDER, Class of '65, is homely as a mudrail fence.

by Anonymousreply 22711/16/2012

Darleen Boxberger, Class of '41, wearing a turban. She looks like she was probably real artsy and smoked cigarettes behind the gym. I'd hang with her.

by Anonymousreply 22811/16/2012

Anonymous, clearly you're making fun of my class!

by Anonymousreply 22911/16/2012

I don't understand it. This allowing of photos from simply anywhere. When we had our photos taken we all went to the same photographer aso all the backgrounds matched and it looked nice. Now, in 2012, we have some fat turd laying on a dock. Unreal.

by Anonymousreply 23011/16/2012

2010 - Hot Nathan Ridgely is playing pocket pool.

by Anonymousreply 23111/16/2012

2012 - Brennan Walter = big man on campus going to L.A. to pursue acting; ending up as kept houseboy.

by Anonymousreply 23211/16/2012

I love looking at all the hideous '80s fashions knowing they actually went to the mall and paid full retail for that shit!!! Now they can't give that stuff away at the Goodwill.

by Anonymousreply 23311/16/2012

So all of this uproar is over R133's post? My God, talk about a bunch of pearl clutchers.

by Anonymousreply 23411/16/2012

[quote]You are all cowards. I understand yearbook pics can be funny and all, haha, funny hair, funny face, funny this , or that. But actually saying some pretty nasty sexually explicit, libelous , and slanderous things could get you into hot water one of these days. If your wondering, someone recently passed away and this "wonderful" site pops up under a certain google search. So weather you realize it or not, your fun and humor could inadvertently ruin someones day, life, or career. Based on these comments , you are some of the most uncultured , under-educated, and unoriginal GAY people I have ran across. If you were to say these things to my face, or anyone else i know listed on here. You would get your ass kicked immediately, not that it would be the first time, I would assume. Stay tough behind that keyboard and computer monitor. Best to stay Anonymous, because you wouldn't stand a chance in the real world. Good Luck Assholes! Full Circle, .... Jerks

I couldn't help but notice you put a special emphasis on the 'GAY' thing and then went straight to physical threats, all the while assuming we're all accustomed to having our asses beat because of our sexuality. If you want something from us, it would help to sharpen your bargaining/people skills next time.

And speaking of undereducated, it's "whether" not "weather."

by Anonymousreply 23511/16/2012

Someone from Bumfuck, KANSAS calling the rest of us uncultured. Loves it!

by Anonymousreply 23611/16/2012

Thank you, Jessica. I liked your post. I have not contributed to the bullying on this thread, but I have observed on DL before a pack mentality. It is worth remembering that there are many far right homophobes who post here who want nothing better than to make gay people look bad - I believe that to be happening now. I am a longtime DL poster who is made nauseous by this thread ( by the way, I observed a similar dynamic in a racist thread once - where right-wingers pretended to be gay posters and wrote absolute filth). So sorry for your friend; thank you for the courage of your response; and a big eff-off to the sociopath bullies posting nastily on this ugly thread.

by Anonymousreply 23711/16/2012

Drama, drama, drama!!!

by Anonymousreply 23811/17/2012

She didn't actually DIE until this morning. They kept her on life support until her organ recipients could be organized. I didn't know her well, but her death has affected me deeply. Like many of us, I'm wishing I could have done something, which is probably a conceited thought coming from someone who isn't close to her.

Can we please turn this conversation into something constructive?

Have any of you dealt with Depression? Alcoholism? Addiction? Have you ever reached out for help? If so, how were you treated? I'm curious because I have and I'm horrified at the response or lack of I've received. It's very difficult to summon the courage to ask for help, and from my experience, it is often met with either silence, "get over it" or pity - none of which are helpful.

Someone I know went to the RHS school counselor (no doubt the same one referred to as "evil" in a previous post) years ago when s/he was in high school to get help for a fellow student with addiction. What was her advice? "Turn your friend in to the police." And even more shocking: they DID. Not sound advice.

I called a suicide hotline once. I'm pretty sure the person who answered the phone had never felt suicidal, was completely patronizing and I was humiliated. I called the hotline because I knew I wasn't bad enough to go to the ER and didn't want to waste resources. I didn't want to kill myself, I simply wanted the pain to stop and I couldn't come up with alternatives. And probably as a CYA protocol, basically the only "help" I got was advice to go to the ER and to get a counselor. Maybe there are people out there who don't have that basic knowledge, but I was already aware of those resources and left that conversation feeling humiliated and silly for calling.

When I've turned to my closest friends or to people I know with loved ones lost to suicide, I didn't get much different. I think it makes people so uncomfortable they just can't deal. I understand this, but I think it needs to be addressed - we need to figure out the appropriate response and get the message out.

What did I expect to happen? What did I WISH those people would have done for me? Here are some thoughts - please do share yours.

Listen to me without judgement or pity. Empathize with me so that I don't feel alone or embarrassed. Be present with me while I cry. Hold me til I let go. Rub my back. Simply being there is so much more important than saying the right thing. There probably is no right thing to say. Come sit by my bed when all I can do is sleep and be there when I wake. Offer tUnderstand that I feel like a burden to everyone and help me see the good in myself. Encourage me to talk about things and don't freak out if I am morbid - understand that is the disease and not me, and help me to see that when I lose sight. Remind me that everything is temporary and that this too, shall pass. Help me to see the big picture and that suffering creates compassion for others and help me to learn the lessons of my pain. Remind me of my love for music and how quickly it can lift my mood. Encourage me to eat nourishing food, better yet, . Help me research best methods of treatment. Offer to read to me. Ask me to go for a walk and don't stop the invites if I say no. If I don't get better and I'm unable to take care of myself, please research places I can go for treatment - come up with a few options and remove any obstacles that may keep me from following through. Help me believe that the world would not be better off without me.

Don't Say: "Don't cry" or "Get over it" or "Sometimes you just gotta pick yourself up by the bootstraps and move on!" or "Other people have bigger problems and they manage" or the worst (and this is from a DOCTOR) - "I can't believe you haven't killed yourself yet!" Most of all, don't minimize.

I think we could make a difference if people simply had some idea how to respond.

by Anonymousreply 23911/17/2012

Wow, what a lot of negativity. I enjoy sites like these simply for the history. Where else can you find high school pics from so incredibly long ago? I find nothing funny about the way people looked, I see my past, the looks I loved (or hated), and find it interesting about the number of generations that went to that school. The Ohio site is interesting also,so many very young guys died, and several have videos describing their heroism, and I realize what a waste it was to send these boys to die at 19 or 20. Very sad, but very historical. Both sites are fascinating, historically speaking. But find anywhere on the internet that someone is NOT saying something mean or snarky about photos or videos. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 24011/17/2012

Barbara Zorn - 1989 - Voted female with most time spent with cock in mouth - wow that little skank screams "Fuck my face! Now!" Bet she is doing something desperate and pathetic today.

by Anonymousreply 24111/22/2012

The pics from 1989 look more like something from '85 or so...right smack in the middle of the decade's heyday. I can't believe those pics were taken just one year before 1990. That is some serious Ferris Bueller shit.

by Anonymousreply 24211/22/2012

Clarence Larson of 1989 sure was a precious little thang.

by Anonymousreply 24311/22/2012

Kayla Rein is really cute

by Anonymousreply 24411/22/2012

1941 has the tastiest looking guys.

by Anonymousreply 24511/22/2012

Look at the Principal in 1941. I.L. Luthi. Hot fuck.

by Anonymousreply 24611/22/2012

1941 »Darlene Boxberger in a TURBAN! She IS Norma Desmond. Ironically in the same class as Betty Shaffer.

by Anonymousreply 24711/22/2012

Darlene was probably the only friend of the one colored girl. I bet Darlene was a hoot to hangout with. She's got the mischievous look about her.

by Anonymousreply 24811/22/2012

Something I noticed in that 1941 yearbook - there were no obese students! Amazing.

by Anonymousreply 24911/22/2012

Kevin Gregg, class of 89 has the same hairdo as Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"


by Anonymousreply 25011/22/2012

Man, people back in the day really did look older for 18. The 18 year olds from the 30's/40's look about 10 years older than the 18 year olds today.

by Anonymousreply 25111/22/2012

The ones from the 30's and 40's give me the creeps. The girls look like thirty-something year old women, many of them look like the mug-shots of female S.S officers from women's concentration camps.

by Anonymousreply 25211/22/2012

I find this site and the photos absolutely fascinating, what an incredible little "nugget" of Americana.

by Anonymousreply 25311/22/2012

R239, that's a good post, but probably not the right thread, so you likely won't get many responses... Agree that people should listen more to each other, for sure.

by Anonymousreply 25411/22/2012

Cary Grant, Class of '61!

Name alone must have made him BMOC!

by Anonymousreply 25511/23/2012

Did you read the last 50 or so posts, R254? One of the people in the yearbook recently died (suicide apparently) and when you Google her name this thread comes up. Lots of angry and homophobic people swarmed this post last week as a result.

by Anonymousreply 25611/23/2012

Damn! Some of the families produce generation after generation of male hotties! Especially the Boxberger, Hoss and Ulrich clans.

According to wikipedia, In 1871, colonists from Ripon, Wisconsin established a permanent settlement at Fossil Station, renaming it Russell after the county.[7] Russell was incorporated and named the provisional county seat in 1872, and, after a two-year dispute with neighboring Bunker Hill, it became the permanent county seat in 1874. In 1876, Volga Germans, mostly from the area around Saratov and Samara in Russia, began settling in and around Russell. The first discovery oil well in Russell County was drilled west of Russell in 1923. An oil boom ensued and lasted through the 1930s, attracting settlers from Oklahoma and Texas. Petroleum production became a staple of the local economy. Russell came to national attention in the mid-1990s as the hometown of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Arlen Specter when both men campaigned for the U.S. presidency. Dole was born and raised in Russell, and it remained his official place of residence throughout his political career

Marj Dusay , born Marjorie Ellen Pivonka Mahoney on February 20, 1936 in Russell, Kansas) is an actress known for her roles on American soap operas. She is especially known for her role as "Alexandra Spaulding" on Guiding Light, a role she played on and off, from 1993 through the show's 2009 cancellation

by Anonymousreply 25711/23/2012

These are good for a of them is Jeffree Star I believe:

by Anonymousreply 25811/23/2012

1941- Katie Holmes IS Elaine Schrick!

by Anonymousreply 25911/23/2012

R256 , I truly believe that the "angry swarm" may have been a very clever EST troll. Been reading the local news and the ladies name ( won't repeat it here...just in case I'm wrong ...)is nowhere to be found in the past months obits .

My apologies to ANYONE who is offended or upset...but I just find this fascinating...especially as a non-American who grew up in a city with millions of unconnected people.

by Anonymousreply 26011/23/2012

I don't know R260...they were pretty in-depth posts. I don't know why a troll would spend so much time and energy bringing up an old thread. If the girl had moved away, couldn't her obituary be listed in another city?

What is EST btw?

by Anonymousreply 26111/23/2012

Poor Esther Boxberger, outshone by the fabulous Darleen and her turban.

by Anonymousreply 26211/23/2012

[quote]What is EST btw?

Elaborate Scenario Troll.

by Anonymousreply 26311/23/2012

EST = Elaborate Scenario Troll

old DL name for anyone whose stories seem a tad far-fetched.

Just from the few hours I've spent perusing these pix, I was already familiar with the names that were mentioned, and somehow something did not ring true.

Plus I did the same google search she mentioned ....absolutely no links directed me towards datalounge, or even the yearbook pages that started it all.

by Anonymousreply 26411/23/2012

Yea...I Google'd her too and nothing came up. Indeed strange. Elaborate indeed!

by Anonymousreply 26511/23/2012

Plus asking the webmaster "to delete this thread" is something heard everyday on DL...odd phrasing for someone who just "stumbled across it" wouldn't you say?

by Anonymousreply 26611/23/2012

She might be real or she might have picked a name. I googled jessica windholz and she is from around there and has posted the occasional frau-ish comments on old classmate blogs.

Even if it is true, she admits she barely knows the woman and then conviently said "well, she isn't dead YET, but she's going to!". It's all a bit too Night Listener.

by Anonymousreply 26711/23/2012

I have no idea what you guys are talking about? Someone enlighten me, please!!!

by Anonymousreply 26811/23/2012

The only reason you are posting on here is because you are UGLY AS FUCK no, gay guy would ever fuck your, and you ugly butch lessies... oh shit where do i start... you fake ass phoney fucks... go choke on dicks, do us all a favor and get AIDS and die.... eat my hate and feed off it you sorry saps... lick the hate till it is gelly.. then,.. only then i will cum all over your pathetic faces.... in hind site,.. fuck you! ugly ass mother FUCKERS!

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by Anonymousreply 27011/23/2012

[quote]1941 »Darlene Boxberger in a TURBAN! She IS Norma Desmond. Ironically in the same class as Betty Shaffer.

That's too funny. haha

by Anonymousreply 27111/23/2012

HURRAY for you, deranged troll. Now someonwho you tangentially knew can provide you with fake grief for months now, which you can parade all through the internets!

by Anonymousreply 27211/23/2012

R269 is proof that he/she is not the EST troll. Just LOOK at all that atrocious spelling! That would never float here on DL.

by Anonymousreply 27311/23/2012

R269 You sound ig'nant. How big yo dick is?

by Anonymousreply 27411/23/2012

I remember seeing he poor girls pic,( won't name her again) and thinking how she was the most beautiful girl in that Class, so sad that she is no longer there, and just goes to show you that we all have many different paths and destinies.

However.... I am not sure what version of "google" the good righteous people of Russell use, but it certainly does not return the same results in the rest of the world.

Sorry ....still smell a Troll.

One clever enough the use a proxy server and fly under the troll-dar....

by Anonymousreply 27511/23/2012

Class of 1969, are the Dumlers sextuplets?

by Anonymousreply 27611/23/2012

Danika Ginter (Class of 2010) is pretty, but her fashion sense reminds me of that chick from "Carrie" who always wore a baseball cap, even to the friggin' prom! Danika, why would you wear a cap for your yearbook photo?

by Anonymousreply 27711/23/2012

All of the photos for the past few class years are horrific excuses for senior pics. Absolute slobbery. WTF happened?

by Anonymousreply 27811/23/2012

Lord have mercy, why was that person here, worried about something that doesn't even concern her? Was she invited? Hopefully she won't come back.

Relax honey, we all get made fun of...why so sensitive?

by Anonymousreply 27911/23/2012

That's my question, too, R276....

And how about those Langhofer twins from 1969, too.

by Anonymousreply 28011/23/2012

If any more locals invade the thread, I hope they can give us some history on the Boxbergers, especially glamorous Darleen!

by Anonymousreply 28111/23/2012

Jessica Windholz, class of 2001, is very, very pretty. If she is the same that is posting here - tell us, are you a model? You could be. You/she has beautiful features.

by Anonymousreply 28211/23/2012

r281 - it appears that the Boxbergers either are multiple families, cousins perhaps, or twins just happen to run in their family (an in some cases Triplets) because many classes have many Boxbergers. I.E. 2001. And, they are a good looking family to boot.

by Anonymousreply 28311/23/2012

Boxbergers and Dumlers in almost EVERY class!

by Anonymousreply 28411/24/2012

Terry Hockman (Class of '95) is a hoot!

by Anonymousreply 28511/24/2012

I loved Terry! He had that condition where he couldn't feel physical pain - he would slam his hand in the car door and laugh! Sad story but a precious soul - would love to know his whereabouts.

by Anonymousreply 28611/28/2012

You knew him, R286? I once watched a show on Discovery (I think it was) about a boy who couldn't feel pain. It may seem like a good thing, but pain warns us when our bodies are in danger. But that's good that he had a sense of humor about his condition.

by Anonymousreply 28711/28/2012

Someone mentioned this thread in the "best lines you remember" thread so I opened it up. And it's pretty funny, but it would undoubtedly be much better if we could see the photos being referenced. Does anyone have a good link for the HS photos being discussed?

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