This Throwback Thursday moment is from summer 2005, the summer before my senior year of high school.
I belonged to an orchestra called Granite Youth Symphony. The symphony members came from high schools throughout the district, and each summer, we would go on a week-long tour. That summer, we toured to San Diego, CA, stopping in Cedar City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; and the Grand Canyon.
It was tradition at the end of each tour to mass-toilet paper a house of one of our four conductors (I believe it was a rotation each year). The only rule was that we had to use more rolls of toilet paper than we had the previous year. The conductors knew it was coming, and several kids would come back the next day to help clean up.
I believe we toilet papered the Thompson home with 612 rolls this summer (I’m not 100% sure of the count, but it was definitely over 600). Here are the photos I quickly snapped that night:
A handful of the members managed to get on top of the roof. We had so much toilet paper that a lot of it ended up just being rolled across the lawn.
Almost like decorating for Christmas, right? 😉
The true “damage” was done in the trees. Also, check out the girl on the right side of this photo. I wish I knew who it was!
Sigh. Nothing like organized crime to bring symphony members together 😉
In honor of my mother’s birthday this week and the current “Throwback Thursday” trend (which, admittedly, I’ve never participated in before), I want to share this little gem I found:
That’s me on the log, I would say maybe 10 years old or so, and my mom standing above me. This, folks, is proof of my courageous spirit 😉
I don’t actually remember this moment at all.
I probably took about five steps onto the log, decided I would certainly fall to my untimely death, and then straddled the log and inched my way across. My mother, ever impatient (and amused) when I refuse to do something that I am perfectly capable of doing, is clearly laughing in the picture. The fact that she is standing in front of me indicates how slowly I must have been moving. haha.
In other news, check out those awesome hiking boots I’m wearing with my shorts! At least, I think I’m wearing shorts… Technically all you can see in the picture are my
scrawny sexy white legs.
Thanks for the chuckle, Throwback Thursday! And happy birthday, Mom!