Remembering the "Good Ole Days"

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - They're the one indispensable piece of high school memorabilia with photo's, signatures, and future wishes filling the pages.  Today, one East Texas high school helped those wanting to look back on younger years in a special way.

Her name is Jennifer Foster, but back in 1989, the then Tyler Lee High School senior went by Jennifer Green.

"I saw a sign that said old yearbooks '68 through 2000," said Foster.  Thirty-two years of Red Raider history, stowed away, but not forgotten.  Signs brought people inside Tyler Lee today as stacks and stacks of old yearbooks went on sale.

"This is the first time I've seen my book, and I graduated in '89, so I'm a little emotional," Foster adds.  Scanning the pages of the 1989 Red Raider Legend Foster was glad to finally be able to have a year of her life in print.

"I grew up in a single parent home, and my mom couldn't afford to buy my book the year I graduated, so this is like really special to me," said Foster.  Now a teacher, she admits the high school halls haven't changed much since the time she spent her days in the cosmetology club, except for maybe a few things.

"The glasses, the hair, the glasses and the hair, we all had big hair then," she laughingly says.  With her 20th high school reunion coming up this November, the chance to brush up on faces and names before seeing old classmates is one she looks forward to.

"I'm sure we've all changed, some a lot and maybe a little, but it's going be exciting," said Foster.

This is the second year the Tyler Lee yearbook staff has sold older yearbooks.  They plan to keep on having the yearbook sale until their surplus of Tyler Lee annuals are all sold out.  Money earned will go to help making yearbooks for future classes.

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