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From Ron Kaehr, Class of 1966....

The Top 10 Songs of 1966:

We listened to these on AM radio, 45 and 33 1/3 RPM vinyl records, and for the more affluent or technically advanced, the eitht track tape!

1.  God Only Knows - Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (You bet He does!  The rest of us are only guessing.)

2.  Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles, Revolver (The good thing about this is that lonely people have lots of company.)

3.  Wouldn't it be Nice? - Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (Hitting the Powerball would be nicer!)

4.  California Dreaming - Mamas and Papas, If you can Believe your Eyes and Ears (Now they're dreaming to get out!)

5.  Paint it Black - Rolling Stones, Aftermath (Whatever happened to the green door?)

6.  When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge, When a Man Loves a Woman (To me, this seems so obvious that it doesn't merit comment.)

7.  For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield (From the point of a right-winger, it wasn't worth much!)

8.  What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - JimmyRuffin, Ruffin Sings Top Ten (They get jobs in the government and try to make the lives of all the rest of us miserable too!)

9.  House of the Rising Sun - Animals, Most of the Animals (I think Mary McCormick and Linda House interviewed these Brits.  Girls, were they really animals?)

10.  Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five, Single (What many males felt when their draft number was picked!)

From Paulette Johnson Ball.....

My Memories:
There are only a few, but as I think about it I was a WALL FLOWER.
I remember taking my first drink of orange vodka and it was also my last.  Awful stuff.
I remember kissing a baseball player.  WOW... no names but he will remember.
I was president of FHA at Del Norte and a State officer as well.  When I went to intoduce the incoming state historian, she was wearing the exact same dress I was.

From Denise "Dino" Timmons Bachis...

Bert Jones, Business Education.  When we came in for class, the room was completely empty, no chairs.  He had set all our desks outside, it was April Fools Day.  I never thought the man had a sense of humor until then.

Richard Johnson, Art.  He took us all out to the road to Bernalillo, where the railroad tracks run close to the road.  He had us all lie on the tracks and took pictures (pop art).  He was a fun teacher but bet he couldn't do that today.  Wonder what happened to those pictures...

One of the best memories was in 9th grade at Cleveland when we got to vote on the name, mascot and colors for Del Norte.

From Carolyn Landolt Andreas...

Remembering the members of the 1966 Homecoming Court...
Mary Ann Allison (deceased)
Beth Clark
Carol Davenport
Glenda Greer
Pam Hagler
Micki Kunstwaldl
Carolyn Landolt
Kathy Utrup - Princess
Patty Hunt - Queen
Lorraine Archuleta - Princess
Sue Jollensten
Pam Kaehr
Sue Phillips
Kathy Kelly
Yolanda Robles
Debbie Shaver

The theme was "Try to Remember" and it was on the top of the charts in 1965.  Lyrics by Tom Jones, but I think Ed Ames sang it best.

From Lorraine Rudolfo Allen....

I've tried to remember something "charming" about my high school years and all that comes to mind are the dumb things we did...like...the endless hours of cruising up and down Lomas from one drive-in restaurant (Mac's) to another (can't remember name) and then over to VIPS, with Joanne Toman, Linda Klaus and Glenda Greer.... awww, carefree times!

The other dumb pastime ....going up to the mountains on a Friday or Saturday night when there was a "hang" (never knew what that meant...other than there would be beer and one of the girls meeting up with her boyfriend)...we were invincible...and never thought anything about drinking and driving on those curvy roads!!  Glad I lived to tell the tale...these are memories I never have mentioned to my kids and my grandchildren will never know!!! (unless they read this, Lorraine!)

From Fred Magee....

One of my favorite memories was of an early morning marching practice at Wilson Stadium.  They had been having trouble with skunks so had set out some humane traps to catch them and  had succeeded in capturing one.  One of our band members, Linda Elston, trumpet player from Dalhart, TX, went over to check them out with predictable results.  I'm not sure how she got back to school for classes that day.  We had a great deal of fun at her expense with her being a farm girl and us cuty folks having the sense not to put ourselves in that situation.

From Bob Derryberry....

Ido remember some events that occurred:
Galles-Groesbeck donate the all new Camaro to several schools to paint as "Mod Art".

Christmas Dance to be held in the Del Norte Cafeteria.

Tumbleweed cleanup in the Patio area.

There were lots of events planned for Senior Week.
      KQEO Million Dollar Survey Popular Songs in Albuquerque, N.M.
For the Week of June 3, 1967

1.     Groovin' - Young Rascals
2.     Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb
3.     Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
4.     I Got Rhythm - Happenings
5.     Respect - Aretha Franklin
6.    On A Carousel - Hollies
7.     I Need A Woman - Doc Randal & the Purple Blue
8.     Too Many Fish In The Sea - Mitch Ryder
9.     Shake A Tail Feather - James & Bobby Purify
10.   Him Or Me - Paul Revere & The Raiders
11.   Here Comes My Baby - Tremeloes
12.   My Girl Josephine - Jerry Jaye
13.   Mirage - Tommy James & The Shondells
14.   Long Legged Girl - Elvis Presley
15.   Get Me To The World On Time - Electric Prunes
16.   She'd Rather Be With Me - Turtles
17.   Six O'clock - Lovin' Spoonful
18.   Happy Jack - The Who
19.   New York Mining Disaster, 1941 - Bee Gees
20.   Graduation Day - The Arbors

Million Dollar Pick Hit - Windy - Association

Number One Song of 1966 - Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkle
Number One Song of 1967 - I'm a Believer by The Monkees

What did things cost in 1967???  You will love this!

Gas - Regular 28.9 cents/gallon   Premium $ 32.9 cents/gallon
Postage - Airmail $.08
Cigarettes - $.35
McDonalds Hamburger, French Fries and Coke - $.70
Bread - $.29
Levi's 501's - $7.00
Movie Ticket - $.65
New Volkswagen Bug - $1706.00
New Corvette Stingray - $5017.00
New GE Portacolor TV - $250.00
Microwave Oven - $800.00
Typical Date (Gas, Food, Movie) - $6.00

What were we watching in 1967?

TV Programs - Lost in Space, Mission Impossible, Lucy Comedy Hour, Wild Wild West and Hogan's Hero's.
Movies - The Graduate, Casino Royale, Hombre and Georgy Girl
7-8-13  Comments from Bob Derryberry you might find amusing...
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to remember--anything.
4. People call at 9 pm and ask, Did I wake you?
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat supper at 4 pm.
9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won't get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can't remember who sent you this list .
And you notice these are all in Bold Print for your convenience.