1. Who was your best friend? Liz – but I hung out with a bunch of girls. We still see each other every few months!
2. What sports did you play? Sports? HAH! I played intramural volleyball, but only during gym and only because it was least awful.
3. What kind of car did you drive? Whatever my mom was driving – but it was always a Chevy.
4. It’s Friday night. Where are you? CYO Teen Club dance, most likely.
5. Were you a party animal? Not really, although I do remember some pretty nice make-out parties in darkened rec rooms with my first boyfriend.
6. Were you considered a flirt? No, I didn't really know how to flirt.
7. Ever skip school? Certainly not! That would be wrong! Besides, I might get caught!
8. Ever smoke? No – only "loose girls" smoked. I never did smoke cigarettes, but once I got to college…
9. Were you a nerd? Well, if "nerd" meant "smart" and "obedient", then yes, I guess I was.
10. Did you get suspended/expelled? Never – but I did anything that would warrant suspension or explusion.
11. Can you sing the Alma Mater? To this day! It's too long to write out in its entirety, but the big finish is:
Our school is a school with spirit,
Our school holds our dreams within it,
Our school, yes, our school,
Our dear Hoooooooly Naaaaaaames.
12. Who was your favorite teacher? Miss Lewis, my French teacher. She was 26 and so glamorous! She chaperoned a group of us on a study-tour of France. We took a side trip to Rome so that she could visit her boyfriend – we didn't see her for most of the weekend – but she set us up with friends of her boyfriend. I actually caught a crush on one of them – a handsome Italian boy named Luigi. We even necked a little at a party they threw for us. I lived close to the edge, let me tell you.
13. Favorite class? Creative Writing. Imagine That.
14. What was your school’s full name? The Academy of the Holy Names. Of course, we called The Academy of the Horny Dames.
15. School mascot? I don't think we had one. But maybe we did. Hmm.
16. If you could go back and do it over again, would you? Nope. Once was plenty.
17. What do you remember most about graduation? Graduation was held in a church, because we had Mass in addition to the graduation ceremony. The main thing I remember, though, was that Carol Ann wore a "War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" button to protest the war in Viet Nam. It was quite the scandal!
18. Were you 18? Yes – I turned 18 that January.
19. Favorite memory of your Senior year? I had the lead in the school play – that was pretty great!
20. Were you ever posted up on the Senior Wall? We didn't have one.
21. Did you have a job your senior year? No.
22. Who did you date? Let's see… Charlie during freshman year; Danny during sophomore year, Frank during junior year, and nobody during senior year.
23. Where did you go most often for lunch? The cafeteria, until senior year. Seniors could go off campus for lunch – and then our favorite place was Eddie Leonard's Sandwich Shop.
No matter where you are
You're never very far
From an Eddie Leonard's sandwich shop!
24. What did you do after graduation? Ocean City, of course! We were bound and determined to get drunk, but none of us like the taste of beer or liquor. Besides, we weren't old enough to buy booze. So we sent the oldest looking one of our group (a gorgeous blonde name Chris) into the beer and wine store to buy two bottles of Manieshevitz Concord Grape wine, which we then mixed with Seven-Up. It did the trick!
25. When did you graduate? 1970. Ack!
*Two pats on the head to the first person who can tell me what comedy group had an album the movie "High School Madness". Bonus pat if you can name the album!