This photo was taken in the backyard of our house on Studebaker Road.  The hands-in-pockets pose was a standard one for me in those days.  I started wearing black pants almost exclusively from junior high through high school.  There were two reasons.  First, I could wear any of my shirts with the black pants.  I did not have to worry about my outfit clashing.  And second, since I was bowling all the time, the black pants did not show the bowling ball stain that came from resting the ball on my hip at the approach.  The black pants were just as dirty as lighter pants but it was not as obvious.

The great accomplishment for me in 8th grade was getting straight A's in the last quarter.  My quarterly GPA for both years at Los Alisos Junior High was 3.74.  [JAM 6/6/2020]