Above, Allen in '55 and today with wife Teri. Below are a few photos Allen Hill sent, complete with captions on them.
My most memorable would be:
In the 5th grade when I was just starting to really like and talk to girls, Jimmy Drennan corrected my behavior at the Homewood theater by whispering in my ear, "Quit talking and acting like Red Skelton. Girls really hate that".
Times Have Changed,
From 1973 to 2003 It Appears
1973: Long hair
2003: Longing for hair
1973: Acid rock
2003: Acid reflux
1973: Moving to California because it's cool
2003: Moving to California because it's warm
1973: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2003: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1973: Seeds and stems
1973: Hoping for a BMW
2003: Hoping for a BM
1973: The Grateful Dead
2003: Dr. Kevorkian
1973: Going to a new, hip joint
2003: Receiving a new hip joint
1973: Rolling Stones
2003: Kidney Stones
1973: Being called into the principal's office
2003: Calling the principal's office
1973: Screw the system
2003: Upgrade the system
1973: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2003: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1973: Passing the drivers' test
2003: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change hings. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list o try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming reshmen. Here's this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 985. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The CD was introduced the year they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de lane Boss, de plane".
They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.