Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Way We Were Wednesday
This was taken in the school newspaper office at Titusville High School in Titusville, Florida in probably 1975. I am looking at this and thinking of the things that would need to be explained to anyone under the age of 25. The machine with the keyboard, is an IBM Selectronic Typewriter - it was state of the art. It had no memory, no spell check and produced just one printed copy. The bottle to the left was White-Out, you used that to cover mistakes on the printed page, so you could type over them. The box to his right is a radio. The bold pattern behind his back, is the teachers pants - very stylish (the teacher Jack McCoy died suddenly last year - he was in his early 70's, I miss his Facebook posts.) Yes that is a massive leather watch band, with a watch that had to be manually wound each day. Oh, and the hair, if you were cool you had lots and lots of hair. And the shirt collar, you had to live in the 70's to understand.
What would you need to explain from your high school pictures?