Friday, July 27, 2012

The 30 Year Reunion

Back in 1982, five teens from Santa Barbara graduated from high school. They vowed that every five years they would get together and take the same group picture they had done that day. That they somehow managed to make it happen is amazing. That they are sharing it with the world is really cool too.


1982
1987
1992
1997
2002
2007
2012


43 comments:

Frufra said...

That is so cute. Love how they all gradually have shirts on.

FSP said...

That is so cool. Wish my idiot friends and I had done something like this.

Vicki Cupper said...

Lol, I JUST read this on the Daily Mail.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Awesome!
There was also a dad who took a photo of his daughter every week, put it in video, so you could basically see her grow up, so cool!

Shallow Gal said...

That's really cool. I bet some of them are maybe even grandpas by now.

J Goslyn said...

This is a really beautiful thing; enduring friendships are not something easily kept alive.

lostathome said...

Actually, not one of them has any children, I was surprised.

Jennifer H. said...

That's pretty neat!

EmEyeKay said...

@J Goslyn: agreed.

This is cool, Enty. Thanks!

nunaurbiz said...

FUN!!!!!

lostathome said...

I think that is so awesome. I want to do something like that one day. Like take a picture every day of my first baby for a year. Or if I get married, a picture of me and the husband on every anniversary in the same place.

Sylvia said...

So funny!!

Jamie said...

Reminds me of this:

http://www.zonezero.com/zz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1292%3Athe-arrow-of-time&catid=8%3Aessays&lang=en

If anyone knows how to insert a poppable link, please fix it.

Argentinean family, photographed yearly, 1976-2012

Cindy said...

I love the way the guy second from left drastically changes hair in each picture :D

didi67 said...

the 2nd guy from the left looks a little rougher in each pic. he looks like the youngest in the 1st pic and the oldest in the last pic... sweet idea

alliwholovessomuch said...

What's the story behind the jar? :) and yup love this too I was born in 1982 :)

goheels83 said...

That is awesome

Vicki Cupper said...

They had caught a cockroach in the first picture and they thought it would be funny to have a jar and hat in each picture.

pilly said...

I love it!
I've never been to a class reunion but I still get all the goss from my bf

billybob said...

This is the sort of thing that puts a smile on our faces. Simple, straightforward but very life-affirming. Well done, boys.

Patty said...

That is sooooo great. I wish I had something like that.

HannahPalindrome said...

Lol!!! I was thinking the same thing haha

evergrey said...

Seriously Awesome!

donner said...

I love stuff like this. Same pose, same placement, same guys...someone should put together a time-lapse to watch them age in 8 seconds....

Danielle said...

That is so cool! Love it! Is it just me or does it look like '02 and '07 might mixed up?

Nutty_Flavor said...

Like this! Nice to see what people look like when they age realistically. Rarely see that in any media.

Andy said...

Anyone got a source link for this?

tamarind said...

these are great!

Texshan said...

Wow, they've all held up remarkably well!

mindyj9 said...

That is great! Love it!

smashbash said...

This was a great idea for them. And awesome they actually went through with it rather then just saying they would do it.

Hold the Door Open said...

Very cool. Just as impressive is that the for the last 15 years the guy on the end has been wearing the same t-shirt for the photos!

Rose said...

I love it.

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E Gee Be said...

Love this, saw it this morning on the Daily Mail site also, and loving that second from the left guy who is BRINGING it with the hair-dos! I am a big fan of recreating pictures, wish I had thought to do something so cool.

Jasmine said...

82' was a good year, me thinks. I also was born that year :))

And LOL at them gradually adding shirts to their attire after the first 10 years, hahaha.

The one holding the jar was a babe, me-ow.
I dont know what happened between 07' and 12' but boyfriend aged fast.

I see the dopey expression never left one the at the far right. uhhh

Del Riser said...

This is a great idea.

My husband should have taken pictures. He and three friends have played their own week long *champion of the world* golf tourney twice a year for over 25 years.

NomNom83 said...

I have to applaud the guy all the way tot he left who keeps up the original grimace. I'll bet they are riot when they all get together. Very cool.

PugsterMom said...

Totally adorbs!

OMAMA is BROKO said...

dude to my right (visual right)...aged well.

AND -he has nice hands. Nice hands matter ;)

gladys kravitz said...

Here's the original link--I thought it was interesting that they sometimes wore their Copco Lake t shirts and sometimes some of them didn't. http://www.copcolake.com/five/default.htm

Christine! said...

@ANDY- I know the guy on the far right- his name is John Dickson...find him as THE RESTAURANT GUY on

www.santabarbara.com/dining

he is behind all of this- he has been showing the pics for yrs on this site, he does a Christmas program each year for kids with a 1-800 number- really a nice guy.

GO SANTA BARBARA!

Henriette said...

What a cool idea!