My grandparents’ neighbor, known for his collection of cars that he moved to keep out of the sun and covered in towels, huge family, beautiful lawn, and ability to never have a job.
x365/64: Rick E April 12, 2009
New at our school in sixth grade, and was just the hottest thing I’d ever seen in his little preppy pink shirt. Was later on The Bachelor, and was even hotter grown up.
x365/63: Ms. A April 11, 2009
Junior high math teacher that always, always wore something argyle. Even the days it wasn’t a sweater, we saw the argyle socks. And that’s about all I remember of her twenty years later.
x365/61: Mr. K April 9, 2009
My mom called him Mad Vlad for the bitter letters he sent home about his classes. We all made fun of the banana and lime polyester suits that he favored. Countdown to retirement!
x365/55: Ben J. April 3, 2009
Long hair and sad eyes. “Dangerous” in a junior high way, which means we thought he did drugs, but probably didn’t. Having a prominent dad probably didn’t help take the attention away from him.
x365/54: Grandpa April 2, 2009
The glue of our family, the one that made us all be respectful. Laughed until the tears ran silently down his face. “I’m standing strong now, cause I once sat on your knee.”
x365/53: Grandma Bernice April 1, 2009
Spent most of my childhood with her; she loved me more than my mother was capable of. All she wanted from me was to get married and have babies. She saw the first.
x365/52: Hank March 31, 2009
Although we were not related, she always treated me like her own. Her family was used to her kindness, and not as kind back. I ended up with the family pictures and heirlooms.
x365/50: Larry March 29, 2009
That’s Uncle Larry to you! Tall, thin, avid curler and golfer. Kindly dealt with his difficult wife. We were never told when he died – just got the Christmas card back in the mail.