Thursday, December 4, 2008

OLD SCHOOL JACKIE

It's time to switch gears from the unpleasant. It's time to reminisce...

So last week when I was at my parent's home for Thanksgiving (which turned out great by the way), my mother handed me a folder that contained my graduation yearbook, some old photos and all these newspaper clippings of me from my high school and collegiate career. It was a lot of fun to look back and laugh at some pictures, smile at others and say what the heck? to others. I took pictures of several of them and the snapshots turned out ok so I thought I'd share a few of them....feel free to smile and laugh with me, lol! (If you click on the pictures, you can read a little bit of the accompanying articles.)


Look at the size of my head and legs already, LOL!!!!


Me at about age 15...check out the heavy eyeliner, the baby cheeks and the popped collar...Lord have mercy...


My high school yearbook graduation picture


Long jumping as a junior athletes...look at my quads - they're the same size they are now...


I was two-time junior national bowling champion as well - don't mess with me - my high game is 264!


I won a national essay competition on Marcus Garvey


This was the picture I sent in to Stanford with my letter of application


They did an article in the newspaper once I get accepted and was offered a scholarship


Now in college, I made it to the finals of World Outdoor Championships, in Tokyo, Japan


PAC-10 Champ in the triple jump


I think I was getting ready for NCAA's


Check out the 'do, lol! I had cut my hair all the way off and it was growing back


Cartoon caricature of me in the local newspaper in The Bahamas after being selected for my first Olympic Games, held that year in Barcelona


Barcelona bound...


Hope you had as good a chuckle as I did!

10 comments:

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Liz said...

How fun!!

My husband's grandma just gave him a scrapbook that covers his dad's career as sherrif and also his own accomplishments in high school (basketball). Very cool to have that stuff saved, to look back and se my husband, my father in law... "back in the day."

Jim and Garret said...

No chuckles at all, actually. I think it's so cool and I'm happy you shared that with us!

-Garret-

anonymousnupe said...

That was great. Thanks for sharing. Look at that head! Are you Ethiopian?! LOL!!

But for real though, you have changed very little, at least outwardly.

Liz said...

(just a comment to let you know that I tagged you over on my blog)

Robyn said...

oksy all those pics ill look for mine.How are you jackie.

Jewells said...

You do NOT look 15 in that second pic. Seriously! You have some good genes.

Thanks for sharing these pics with us.

NicoMc "the Illustrator" said...

That looks like Wonder Woman or Superwoman's blog. You're incredible!

Marcus said...

Damn Jackie, you're old.

Jackie E. said...

Thanks for the thoughtful comment Marcus. Yep, I'm 37 and proud of it! And since the only other option to getting older is death, I'll choose to keep on getting older and doing it as gracefully as I can. Thanks. All the best to u over there!