Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Broken Rules

I wouldn’t say I was a hellion in high school, I actually only had one run-in with the administration.  But I have to admit this has more to do with knowing how to fly under their radar rather than me following all the rules.  Because I spent a lot of my time there breaking the rules and, since getting kicked out or not graduating was not an option at my house, skirting the line between anonymity and catching the eye of the administration.

I took this picture out in front of the Seminary* building.  The plan was to get pictures of my friends and myself sitting in front of the Seminary with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

I was just about to set the timer so I could run into the picture, when one of the Seminary teachers came out and kicked us off his front stairs.  I, or course, took a bunch of pictures as the whole thing unfolded.  I didn’t get the one I had been planning on, but this one has been a hit at every class reunion.

*Every high school and junior high school (with 9th grade) in Utah has an LDS Seminary building adjacent to it.  LDS students are given release time in their school schedule to go off campus for their religious training.

( Note: this option is given to all religions, it’s just that the LDS population is the only one large enough to sustain this type of network of buildings and personnel.)

10 comments:

Alexia said...

Funny! I haven't had a chance to look for anything for this theme yet.

Max - can you see my header picture? I can see it at home, but for some reason it is not showing up on any school computers.

Max Sartin said...

Alexia - thanks. If your header picture is one of a rusty looking farm house next to a nice green field of some crop, then yea, it's coming through fine. Beautiful picture, by the way.

Lisa Shafer said...

Great idea for this theme!
Even when I was in high school it amused me that the seminary (aka Sem) was right behind the Seven-Eleven (aka Sev) where the potheads hung out. :)

Alexia said...

Thanks for that - and for the compliment :)

Gilly said...

Yes, well there is always some one!! Great idea, and, if I might say so, good-looking group of young men!!!

Karen S. said...

Oh this is too cool! You had the best time growing up, and I love seeing your photos from back then!

Max Sartin said...

Thanks Karen. I've got a ton of pictures from that time, took a photography class in my junior year and carried a camera around with me all the time. You'll see more of them here, I'm sure.

Bob Scotney said...

We all need to kick over the traces sometime and brak a few rules.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You all get RETROACTIVE DETENTION!
~

Max Sartin said...

I'll consider myself having retroactively served those detentions.