Friday, April 20, 2018

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday travels back to the early 1960's at Central High School.   Enjoy these videos. 


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the graduation ceremony looks like a klan initiation.

Kingfish said...

Understand. However, it's not like the kids had anything to do with it.

Messick said...

Um, 7:58...

If the comment was directed at caps and gowns, that's quite a stretch.

Those were young adults entering the world. These are folks’ parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents… Why need to spur hatred on a Friday, regardless?

Your comment would seem directed at those who were much older at the time; am I correct in that assumption?

Any complaints about the past should be taken up with a corpse. I would advise against getting involved in the affairs of the deceased, however. That's tricky business and best left to the more spiritually-enlightened.

Kingfish said...

All right, get off the race crap. I already know where this is going if I don't stop it. You can refight the 60's another day.

Louis LeFleur said...

Really doesn't look a whole lot different than my sister's graduation from another Jackson HS in 1968. My own graduation in 1972, however, looked very different... as in we mostly had MUCH longer hair. Some of those seniors "taken" too early have familiar sounding names, but no one I can say I knew.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that was a huge 1962 class, but damn that's a lot of people to die before they reached 70.

Anonymous said...

My observations of the second video. They were all born during WWII, and a handful likely were killed in Vietnam. RIP all.

Anonymous said...

I was waiting for Marty and Doc to pop up in the video.

Anonymous said...

Where did you learn the art of cypherin', 2:01. People who would be 70 today were NOT born or alive during WWII, nor were thirty percent of students in the memorial clips serving in Vietnam since they were women. More than likely most died in car wrecks or from some sort of disease that took them. Your comment re RIP is correct, but the rest of your post is Hocus Pocus.

Anonymous said...

My wife was a member of the 1962 at Central. We didn't know that all of these friends have passed. We don't subscribe to the C/L so we don't always hear about deaths. Sorry to see this long list.

Anonymous said...

3:31, the folks in the SECOND VIDEO were in fact born during WWII (1941-1945 in case you failed history), and some died in during the Vietnam War time frame!

Anonymous said...

'Vietnam war time-frame' no doubt, but, few if any were 'killed' in Vietnam as was posted. WWII wound down early in '45 with surrender in early May. Ask your grandfather.

Anonymous said...

Someone can correct me Im sure, but in the recent Vietnam doc I believe it was disclosed that in the spring of 63 less than 2000 Americans had been killed in a transcript at the same time, that a friend asked JFK if he was going to pull out and cut the losses...JFK replied that if he did, he would never be re-elected...

JFK ran 1st on no involvement in SE Asia..

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