Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Blast from the past...

Found some very old pictures that I had swore were gone forever... some need no explanation...


Me and brew got a camera and went around campus at night doing things we were not supposed to do. Here is brew climbing down the rotunda balcony at around 8 or 9pm


And me doing something frowned upon there at FU


A dear, and greatly missed friend to us all... Wendy Jones, may she rest in peace.


There is certainly something to be said about the photos of this girl next to objects much greater than she is... who knows...

23 comments:

Ryan F. said...

I thought Brew was in a wrestling ring up there at first.

Jamison said...

cage match... we should have booked that area for FWF

Ryan F. said...

I've got some video footage of the ski trip in '98. I need to get it out. It has Brew working on the broke down Dalriada bus on the side of the road. Funny stuff.

Jamison said...

that is funny, i have that single clip/ If you want to have a pro put all that stuff on DVD, ill go in halfway with you.

bigsip said...

The Wendy pics made me sad. The pic of her outside the ASF doors made me remember going to see "Hamlet" with her.

I liked her.

Diana said...

Seeing old pics of you guys in college always make me giggle.

The clothes and hair styles are so mid nineties.

Jamison said...

I liked her very much as well... I had a dream shortly after news of her death that I was at her funeral. It was open casket but it wasnt really a casket. It was a chair. On the chair was a candle burning and it was supposed to be her. Someone came up and blew the candle out and I just cried and cried.

We hung out a great deal in her "normal years". Those were the years after 'purple hair Wendy' and before 'shaved head Wendy'. We bonded so well and hung out so much. I remember once I was walking around campus and thought I heard her call my name. It was as I was leaving the mail room. I looked for her but didnt see her. I knew she had class in the church at that time so it could not have been her.

Later that day, she came to me and asked if I called her name as she was leaving her bible class. It was very freaky and we just sort of stood there in shock after I told her that I, too, thought I heard her call my name...

Do you think she was a witch?

bigsip said...

I didn't really get to know her very much until the peirced lip, shaved head days.

We had several English classes together and got to do several things together like go to plays and share writings.

She always just seemed so sad, like she couldn't fiind her place, but she somehow didn't want to find a place. It was a real conundrum.

Anyway, I look back and regret that I didn't get to know her better, but I think everyone does that after someone is gone. You start to realize that you'll never have that missed chance.

Sorry if I'm a bit of a downer. It's a rainy day in Montgomery.

Jamison said...

midnight in montgomery lol...
yeah, once "shaved head" wendy came around, we stopped hanging out. She was getting too mystical and doing too many things to draw too much attension to herself. I really think that Johnny B guy messed her up.

bigsip said...

Yeah, Johnny Brown was a jerk, man.

He had already driven away sweet Jen Puryear.

That guy had issues.

Wonder what became of him?

bigsip said...

http://www.ericgwin.com/pages/lyrics_pages/words_of_truth_main_page.htm

Here's another blast from the past for you...

mullinz8 said...

Wendy and I shared a lot of time together our first year. Jules, sadly never liked her because she was “competition” from the previous year, the thing was that she was one of you guys to me, then I just didn’t know how to explain it, plus there was the booty baggage, which didn’t help.

We took a road trip once and had some great laughs all around. The second year we didn’t talk as much but I knew she was in a really unique place with her various relationships.

Her and her family will still wander through my prayers from time to time. I hope she’s found her peace and the love she was always chasing in Christ’s arms.

Jamison said...

cheesy album covers of CDs made by people who just cant make it in the music industry really make me laugh.

bigsip said...

Yes, amusing, isn't it...

I feel so superior to those losers...j/k

Jamison said...

I understand Sip. Those "types" of people are trying hard to make it in a tough biz.

They have little or no chance, but you must hand it to them that they will probably die trying...

bigsip said...

I was really kidding...

I kinda know how it feels, though.

I've written books that may never be published. That's tough to face.

Had I written songs and produced them on CD knowing they'd probably never go anywhere, I'd probably feel crappy about it.

Ryan F. said...

The funniest is the "Songs from the Vault" like he is a legend or something. I guess those were all his old top 40 hits.

Jamison said...

good one!

bigsip said...

HA! "The 'B' Sides"

mullinz8 said...

Still you have to consider that they “did it.” Just like writing a book that’s never had a page turned, you’ve still written a book.

Plus the experience of doing that sort of thing is invaluable, provided you continued to pursue that craft.

I could give to take most of those folks but hearing they’ve cut an album back then was wild and crazy stuff.

bigsip said...

Yeah...

One of the folks on the cover, Mitchell Johnston, goes to Dalraida with us now.

Knowing him now, it's hard to place him in "Q". Weird.

But, yes, they did make some recordings and have some fun.

They even did some youth rallies and college conferences. So, they had a fair run I guess.

Charlie said...

College was fun.

bigsip said...

Thanks, Captain Obvious!

Give us some more rhetorical jargon to keep us busy.

We need comedy from the master!