How about a 1970’s photo of you?

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We are all getting older but when I sent this 1979 photo to Dean Smith and Dr. John Elder, Dean replied, “You had hair?” Heck yes, in the 1970’s we all did.

Post one of your 1970’s self.

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I can’t wait to see a 1970s photo of Dean, John, Randy and Ron… and the rest of the ORCAns.
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A 1970s view of Steve Vernon and the two Jim’s (Brown and Schottenham) would be instant classics, too.
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Blonde hair, blue eyes ...and a future reel collector ...you were the complete package Mr. Nogay !

This is me, June 1976 (age 17) at college orientation. The last known picture of me without a beard.



And here I am 3 months later ...



When I came home for Christmas vacation and had forgotten my key to the house, I rang the bell.

When my mother came to the door she said "Can I help you?"

I said "MOM !!"

She almost fainted.

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Dean, your last post made me laugh so loud, my wife asked me, “What’s wrong?”
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This is me back in the 1970's (I wish)



Here's a photo of me in 1970. I got drafted.

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Me in the Fall of 1975, shortly after the Escape From Indiana. Yes, there was hair, but it was already leaving my head at a rapid rate :(
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I dig the sideburns, John.
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RonG wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:53 am

Here's a photo of me in 1970. I got drafted.

I love that photo, Ron. Thank you for your service.

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I wasn't old enough to drink or drive yet in 1976 but I wasn't too far behind all of you guys lol
I felt like I was one of the younger guys at the Convention the other week and that kind of concerns me!

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I was a little amazed that Brian did not have any grey hair when we met in San Diego. It reminded me that everyone looks young when you are not.

Here is a photo of my Triumph MK3 in 1977, which I managed to total in 1978 after a football game in Bowling Green. I still miss that car. I don't miss the haircut.
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This thread is getting good.

Great photos, Brian and Matt.

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As a junior in high school (1979), I took a part-time job at Ellis Hospital, where I'd end up spending nearly three decades - with a short stint at a major ISP company in-between. Talk about hair - I think Bea Arthur would be jealous of this hairdo!
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Well...I'm going to have to pass on this one, haha.
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Nice car Matt.

My first car was a '66 MGB. That's my back side. Photo from 1977.



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I coached a high school rifle team for sixteen years, this was my second year of teaching, 1970. The amazing thing is that the team still exists today. John
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reelsmith. wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:10 am
My first car was a '66 MGB. That's my back side. Photo from 1977.
Great vintage British automobiles of the era. You look good in shorts Dean.
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John Savu wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:55 am I coached a high school rifle team for sixteen years, this was my second year of teaching, 1970. The amazing thing is that the team still exists today. John
That is amazing, John. I love air rifle. My undergrad alma mater, West Virginia University, is the most successful college rifle program in the United States, winning a total of 19 NCAA national team championships. We have won 25 individual NCAA championships, produced 65 All-Americans, and 13 Olympians. When the university administration tried to cut the program a few years ago, citizens around the state quickly donated enough to fund the program in full.
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kyreels wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:14 pm
reelsmith. wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:10 am
My first car was a '66 MGB. That's my back side. Photo from 1977.
Great vintage British automobiles of the era. You look good in shorts Dean.

Lol, Matt.

I helped my brother in law rebuild a Sunbeam Alpine while in high school around 1975. The only bad thing was that we could never quite figure out why the headlights would randomly short out. Needless to say we were always home before the streetlights came on. Typical of that period British electrical systems. Made by the “Rootes Group.”
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1st LT William Sonnett, 1st Infantry Division Vietnam age 25 1969
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RonG wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:53 am This is me back in the 1970's

Here's a photo of me in 1970. I got drafted.

I really hate it when somebody photoshops their head onto my body.
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Nice shorts, Dean :wink: ( somebody had to say it :lol: )
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john elder wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:10 pm Nice shorts, Dean :wink: ( somebody had to say it :lol: )
I'll tell my sister you approve of her attire !

That's my mom looking on and my sister's best friend inside, cleaning the windshield.

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Bill Sonnett wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:53 pm 1st LT William Sonnett, 1st Infantry Division Vietnam age 25 1969

Great photo, Bill. Thank you for your service.

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