Yearbooks are really memory books

Published 3:59 pm Monday, February 19, 2024

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The Packromak yearbook brought back many memories. It brought back many stories too. Many readers want to know where I get so many memories and thumbing through its pages gives many fond ones.
So many people have signed my blank pages from Joe Stalls to Nancy Lawson. They signed my book and some bringing many fond memories back after most signed them on pages they stood out on. Joe, for example, signed his on the pages of the football team and Nancy took whole blank page. It has been almost 56 years since we’ve seen one another.

Editors started working on my 1967 Packromak early in the school year and some pictures are from spring of the year. For example, the baseball team goes from one spring to another. The Superlatives are recent pictures and Marshals are early pictures as are class pictures. Anyway, they bring back memories of friends and teams.

Remember when you use to have the names of clubs under your senior picture? We all joined clubs to get this done! Remember when you took your special girlfriend/boyfriend yearbook home at night to sign on special page? You couldn’t have time in the school day? Besides every teacher despised the day you got the yearbook. Teachers would say put away your yearbooks and pay attention!

I have been reading through my 1966 Packromak. Bill Ransome was the Editor and Patsy Wallace was the Assistant Editor. Thanks for the memories and who signed my yearbook? Names like Ross Boyer, Joey Stalls, Lee Drake, Phil Edwards, Tommy Langley, Nancy Lawson and Susan Roebuck. I didn’t have but one teacher that signed my yearbook, Mr. Carl Smith.

Get out those yearbooks; they will recall memories from some of the best times of your life!

They were the best of times with the best of friends and in the best of places, Washington, NC! The Original Washington!

Harold, Jr.