Time Machine 1970s -- Sheet 01, October 1970
South High School, Torrance

Who: Boy Scouts, Principal Rochter
What: racing, standing around
Where: South High School, 4801 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA
When: October 1970
Why: Memories

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The first sheets in the stack are in the worst shape.

Boy Scout camp with Jim Elliot, Jim Duff, and Tom Burnop.


Richard Dingman & buried treasure

Buried Treasure

My friend Richard Dingman and I dug up a buried treasure at our elementary school sometime around March 1970. The treasure is our original Victor Revenge Society manifesto.

Back in eighth grade, I had a grudge against my cousin Victor, who was living with my family, so I started a hate club against him. (Note: I get along fine with Victor now.) I drafted a constitution, patterned after the Declaration of Independence, complaining all about Victor instead instead of King George, and got all my friends to sign it.

Well wouldn't you know it, a friend of Victor's got a hold of this document, and gave it to Victor, who gave it to my parents. My parents gave it back to me, along with a few stern words about showing respect and kindness for others. I think they expected me to feel sorry about it and throw it away.

I didn't feel sorry, but not wanting to get in trouble again, and not wanting to destroy my document, I buried it at school. In 1970, Richard and I exhumed the document for this photo, then reburied it. It's probably still there today.





Shelly Patterson June 1970




This is Shelly Patterson and Vicki Freeman at some kind of school-related off-campus event, June 1970. Anyone remember what it was?












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