Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our Senior Photos

Thanks to the staff at the Yearbook for including senior photos, and Richard Holstad for his work in scanning them.  We cheated a little bit in this video to include four schoolmates who graduated elsewhere, but it didn't require Congressional action so it's legit.
The fun part of the video is the insertion of a few grade school photos that were available, providing "before and after (HS)" shots.  I am sorry we were not able to collect any grade school photos from the Kensett bunch.  Maybe in five years.

You may recognize the background music, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" by Vince Guaraldi, composer and artist.  That tune came out as a "B side" in 1962.  Guaraldi is perhaps best known, at least by us, as the composer behind the Peanuts theme, "Linus and Lucy."  That theme has an interesting origin: Lee Mendelson was producing an upcoming Peanuts Christmas special, needed the right music, heard "Cast Your Fate" while riding across the Golden Gate Bridge, and the rest is history.  You probably enjoyed Guaraldi and Peanuts for years; he composed for 17 of their specials.

This music is light and uplifting, just as we felt as we were leaving NKHS 50 years ago, where our dreams began.

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