Monday, December 24, 2007


I attended a small elementary school in Osage Beach, Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks. The school was and still is the classic little red brick school house. Every year all grades K-6 participated in a Christmas program.

Luckily, my mom taped the 1977 program using an audio tape recorder. Recently I found the tape but unfortunately the quality of the audio had deteriorated. I did manage to rescue one song, Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

A few years back my second grade teacher gave me a photograph of this very Christmas program from 1977.

Since we didn’t have video cameras back then I’ve tried to recreate this fun memory using the photo and the audio to make a video. (For some reason I had trouble uploading it to YouTube so the quality isn't the greatest)

Here I am with helmet hair and sweater vest at age seven.


Waffle Whiffer [Brandon] said...

Cool hair! :-)

I sported the Chili-Bowl haircut back then myself. That's one thing I DON'T miss about the '70s!

Anonymous said...

Great job of bringing back a moment from childhood thought lost to time! It really helped to put me in the spirit of Christmas (back to hair helmets, school Christmas programs and toys of the 70s).

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet! The lively Christmas spirit - did we all sound like that? Thanks for making this :-)

Todd Franklin said...

Waffle - Ah, yes we all had the helmet hair.

Anonymous - Thanks for the comment! Yeah, the 70's was a great time to be a kid.

Anonymous - I guess we did sound like that. Like ittle angels, or at least that's what our parents probably thought. Thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

Wow.I was in 5th grade then at that school.I forget,was it k-6 grades together?.If so I'm the fat kid in the very back with black hair.Haha.All of your pics are the best.Great Job...