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JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

what's a grit? and not that it fits me but it fit my school where is the hayseed?

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 5:51 a.m. PST

No idea. There are several on here that I don't understand!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

As a lad my dad was with a multi-national pharmaceutical company so I never spent more than four years in one place – we moved in the middle of high school from a big city high school with 1700 students to a rural high school with 120 students total – plus since Dad quit the company and started a small town pharmacy that involved me working 30 hours a week in it (during school; 60 per week over the summer) I would say I fall into the "loner" category

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Sounds like you missed a good opportunity to fall into the 'drug baron' category, Fred me old mucker!

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 12:20 p.m. PST

I'm with Cerdic. UK educated at a Grammar school and left in 1968 so some at least hadn't been invented.

Played chess (in younger days), on the technical side in Drama and played Hockey (the muddy sort). Doubt that UK schoolkids were quite so polarised back then – girls played their own sports (well, some of them did) rather than being cheerleaders. My wargaming was extra-curricular, didn't know anyone at school who was a wargamer.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 12:45 p.m. PST


So I guess pre-military.

The Beast Rampant02 Jan 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

Loners of the world, unite!

Or not. Probably not.

Parzival02 Jan 2018 1:44 p.m. PST

I fit into more than five. And my D&D group may have been nerds and geeks, but we weren't dorks (though I did know a few).

Computer nerd, gamer, arcade gamer, Mu Alpha Theta math club, NHS, school paper (writer, editor, photographer, columnist, cartoonist), Latin Club, D&D, church group, Explorers; I was a Renaissance teen!
I also had a hot GF (from our cross-town rival), which I also attended at the same time) and the coolest car on campus (1970 Mustang Fastback).

If someone thought I was a dork, I knew they were just jealous of my genius. grin

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 1:46 p.m. PST

I did not join any club while in High School.

But I did hang out with:

The Smart (Honor Society) group

The Jocks

The Bad Boys

You have to learn to cover all of the bases.

Private Matter02 Jan 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Other: Soccer team (when soccer wasn't cool; only nerds and foreign exchange students played) & Wilderness Survival (My science credit was in Wilderness Survival and then I was invited to be the student assistant for two more semesters)

RallyNow: Did your NJROTC class make you cut your hair to regulation? My tried; I was straight A's on everything in that class except for my hair so the LTCMDR in charge of our class gave me a C overall. This was in Muskegon Michigan.

pmwalt02 Jan 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Other: I played on soccer and did some track & bicycling, but I spent quite a bit of time work to save up for college.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

Many of the options were not available to the Class of '70. Even fewer were open if you were working at least 20 hours a week to save up for college and building your first CLS armies--by painting for castings--between times.

High school was just there--years I had to get through to get on with my life.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Jan 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

I introduced DnD to one High school. Not really a member of any of the groups, but had contacts in all of them. I worked with the jocks and the stoners, the surfers and the glee club.

BW195902 Jan 2018 7:52 p.m. PST

Civil Air Patrol – so I guess Pre-Military. Did have to have a
military hair cut, THAT went over well in the 70's

Also was a gamer, board games SPI and Avalon Hill

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 8:11 p.m. PST

I was in the academic elite & amongst other achievements, had won the Poetry prize 5 years running.

Obviously being more intelligent than the other students, they elected me their leader.

High school…..good times.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 11:48 p.m. PST

Hey Frederick
I had the opposite went from a small school total enrollment of about 300 to a big school where my Graduating class was over 350 by itself but ditto on the loner status. 40 years since I transferred there and I still don't associate with but 1 non family member who attended that school. In Fact the only 3 or 4 football/basketball games I attended after graduation was to accompany my Girl Friend who was a cheerleader for a rival school and sit in the visitor stands. What a fun time that was

Major William Martin RM Inactive Member03 Jan 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

Hey, it was 1966 to 1970, the times were a'changing and so did I. I started out as a jock and a speech/debate nerd for my freshman, sophomore and the first half of my junior year. Then I decided that didn't suit me anymore and moved on to hippy and smoker and began hanging with a very small group of like-minded individuals in my small, semi-rural Texas school. Shame there wasn't a selection for "avoided beatdowns and scalpings" for my senior year, cause I lived it.


rmaker03 Jan 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Many of the options were not available to the Class of '70.

And even fewer to the Class of '65.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 12:39 p.m. PST

Participated in ROTC, Junior Achievement, did some wargaming in the ROTC with boardgames (Avalon Hill) and they had a great set of foam terrain and miniatures working out military problems. Other than that spent most of my after school time working in the family business.

2bit elroy Inactive Member03 Jan 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Choir geek.

And @ The Beast Rampant… ROTFLOL

General Kirchner05 Jan 2018 1:23 p.m. PST

This might be the first poll i have participated in where none of my answers were in the top 5.

Jock (football,wrestling,baseball), MCJROTC(went to college on a MC scholarship),JETS (junior engineering technical society), newspaper, student government etc. Scouting was kind of fizzled by high school, but i did get my eagle the second half of my senior year. High school was a great place to socialize and occasionally do schoolwork.

I was also the weird jock who played D&D during the summer (usually the DM), and Squad Leader when i could cajole one of my gamer acquaintances into playing, usually only once.

I was not popular in the least, but few could say they moved in between as many different groups as i did.

Forager08 Jan 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

Science/math nerd here, I guess. That stuff came pretty easy to me. Wasn't really part of the club scene, but not a loner either. Did join the Latin Club though, but that was mainly so I could play in their flag football games against the German club! :-)

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