This one was in a box of old Hasselblad images, but I can’t figure out why. It’s seventh grade, and I was one of the five winners of the magazine drive. I won an Olivetti typewriter, which a few years later cost me four weeks of summer school when my folks challenged me to take a typing course and learn how to use it! In all honesty, if I look back on all the classes I ever took, typing was one of the most useful.
What I love about this image is the fact that I sold enough magazine subscriptions to win. Or, had most of the other kids already alienated all their family and friends with subscriptions over the years before? I was a seventh grader, and everybody in the picture was a few years ahead of me. I was just starting in Junior High – a rookie who, fortunately, had a big family. My grandparents died when I was in my twenties, and I think they were still getting magazines from helping me win that typewriter! LOL
I make the same plea every Thursday – Take the time right now and go look for a few old images. There’s incredible entertainment value from the stories that every old photograph you coax out of moth balls.
Happy Throwback Thursday!