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•   Vicki Priesmeyer  9/21
•   Serena Bennett  9/12
•   Mack Kreps  6/20
•   Mark Walsh  6/20
•   Rick Perez  6/19
•   Anita Tidwell (Suazo)  6/18
•   Michelle Bridgefarmer (Stallings)  6/18
•   Debbie Garrett (Walker)  6/17
•   Jeff Jacques  6/17
•   Sheri Merkle (Barons)  6/17
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WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Arizona
2 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in District Of Columbia
3 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
1 lives in Pennsylvania
147 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Algeria
1 lives in Philippines
1 lives in United Arab Emirates
111 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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Welcome to the Pflugerville High School

Class Of 1988 Website!

 

 

Hello Everyone!

It was great to catch up with so many of you at the 30-year reunion. Thank you for coming and for sharing your pictures on Facebook. Looks like we all had a great time! Before we completely resume our normal lives, please take a moment to make sure you have a permanent email address on your profile, and if you have email addresses for other classmates, please share so we can be sure to include more people next time around. There are a lot of invalid email addresses on our list!

I hope to see more of you on a regular basis. Several of us see each other often, but would love to see even more of you! Don't be a stranger!

Thanks,
Monica (Mason) DiSchiano

 

While you're here... check out this awesome info Mack Kreps dug up from the 1988 vault. It's super interesting!

1988 at a Glance

President: Ronald Reagan
Vice President: George H. W. Bush

United States Population: 244.5 million

World Population: 5.1 Billion


Financial and 1988 Prices

National Debt: $2.6 Trillion
Yearly Inflation Rate USA4.08% 
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 2168 
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 10.50% (Can you even imagine????)
Average Cost of new house $91,600 
Median Price Of an Existing Home $90,600 
Average Income per year $24,450.00 
Average Monthly Rent $420.00 
Average Price for new car $10,400.00 
1 gallon of gas 91 cents 

 

Movie Ticket $3.50 (And we had $1 movies!)
US Postage Stamp 24 cents 
Dozen Eggs 65 cents 
Gallon 2% Milk $1.89 
Pork Chops Lb 40 cents 
Lotus 123 Spreadsheet S/W $299.00 
Star NSX Dot Matrix Printer $189.00 
Logitech Mouse $89.99 
Amiga Computer With Color Monitor $849.00 
Sony Disc Jockey 10 CD Disk Changer $399.99 (seems low)
IBM PC with 30Mb Hard Disk, Mono Monitor and 512K Memory $1249.00 
Ford Taurus $9,996 
Volkswagen Rabbit $7,104 

Technology

  • First transatlantic fiber optic cable laid able to carry 40,000 telephone calls simultaneously
  • Stephen Hawking Publishes " A Brief History Of Time "
  • The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet (all 12 of them?)
  • The US Stealth Bomber is unveiled
  • The Antidepressant Prozac introduced which quickly became the market leader for treating depression (Don’t get me started…)
  • The first Laser Eye Surgery was performed
  • Doppler Radar was invented by Christian Andreas Doppler (As a weather nerd, this is my personal favorite)

Popular Culture and Random Stuff (I think this is all pretty random) in 1988:

Popular Films

  • Rain Man
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Big
  • Twins
  • Crocodile Dundee II
  • Die Hard
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Beetlejuice
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (I remember a HUGE group of us went to see this)
  • Coming to America (Eddie Murphy was the biggest movie star on the planet)

 

Ping Pong became an Olympic Sport (Don’t care but it’s part of the info I acquired)

Turner Network Television (TNT) began with “Gone With The Wind”

1988 was the first year CD’s outsold Vinyl (Not in my house they didn’t!)

Popular Christmas Gifts: Scattergories and Super Mario Bros. (Sure…)

Saturday Morning Cartoons still existed

MTV still played music videos

Renting VHS (and even Betamax) movies

 

People Born in 1988 (Otherwise known as famous millennials):


Rihanna

Adele

Kevin Durant

Michael Cera
Juliann Hough

Emma Stone

Brooke Hogan

Sports:

Super Bowl Champs: Washington Redskins

World Series Champs: LA Dodgers
NBA Champs: LA Lakers

NHL Champs: Edmonton Oilers

Masters Champ: Sandy Lyle

Daytona 500 Winner: Bobby Allison

Heavyweight Boxing Champion: Mike Tyson

Heisman Trophy Winner: Barry Sanders

NCAA Football MNC: Notre Dame

NCAA Basketball Champions: Kansas

NCAA Baseball Champions: Stanford

 

Misc:  The Air Jordan III was released. It was the first Jordan shoe or product with the now famous and almost ubiquitous Jumpman logo.

Michael Jordan hadn’t even won a championship yet.

But he was:

 NBA Most Valuable Player
NBA Defensive Player of the Year
All-NBA First Team
NBA All-Defensive First Team
NBA All-Star Game MVP NBA All-Star Starter
Slam Dunk Champion (Best Contest Ever)

Top Ten TV Shows:

The Cosby Show

NBC

24.6

A Different World

NBC

22.2

Cheers

NBC

21.0

Golden Girls

NBC

19.3

Growing Pains

ABC

19.0

Who's the Boss?

ABC

18.8

Night Court

NBC

18.8

60 Minutes

CBS

18.2

Murder, She Wrote

CBS

17.9

The Wonder Years

ABC

16.8

 

1988 Top 40 Singles:

 

Position 

Artist

Song Title

 

1

George Michael

Faith

2

INXS

Need You Tonight

3

George Harrison

Got My Mind Set On You

4

Rick Astley

Never Gonna Give You Up

5

Guns N' Roses

Sweet Child O' Mine

6

Whitney Houston

So Emotional

7

Belinda Carlisle

Heaven Is A Place On Earth

8

Tiffany

Could've Been

9

Breathe

Hands To Heaven

10

Steve Winwood

Roll With It

11

George Michael

One More Try

12

Terence Trent d'Arby

Wishing Well

13

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

Anything For You

14

Cheap Trick

The Flame

15

Billy Ocean

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

16

Expose

Seasons Change

17

Whitesnake

Is This Love

18

Escape Club

Wild, Wild West

19

Def Leppard

Pour Some Sugar On Me

20

Taylor Dayne

I'll Always Love You

21

Michael Jackson

Man In The Mirror

22

Debbie Gibson

Shake Your Love

23

Robert Palmer

Simply Irresistible

24

Richard Marx

Hold On To The Nights

25

Eric Carnen

Hungry Eyes

26

Johnny Hates Jazz

Shattered Dreams

27

George Michael

Father Figure

28

Samantha Fox

Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)

29

Phil Collins

A Groovy Kind Of Love

30

Def Leppard

Love Bites

31

Richard Marx

Endless Summer Nights

32

Debbie Gibson

Foolish Beat

33

Whitney Houston

Where Do Broken Hearts Go

34

Aerosmith

Angel

35

Bangles

Hazy Shade Of Winter

36

Michael Jackson

The Way You Make Me Feel

37

Bobby McFerrin

Don't Worry, Be Happy

38

Eric Carnen

Make Me Lose Control

39

UB40

Red Red Wine

40

Patric Swayze

She's Like The Wind

 

And finally some very very random, obscure, abstruse…almost esoteric information related to us as a class, school, generation or whatever group you want to categorize us. (Sorry I’m practicing for Scrabble).

Obviously it’s kind of what popped into my head. I’m sure you have other stuff.

Random Stuff:

One bedroom apartment in Austin was around $250.

A cell phone was around $3,000. A cordless and an answering machine were pretty cool. Anyone who called Thomas’ house during that time might remember our greetings. 

Rowe Lane, Jake’s Hill

Highland Mall, Northcross Mall (and going to the movies at both, especially Northcross for the late movies)

Movies 8 in Round Rock


Curfew, Arena, Amnesia 

Gatlinburg, Brookhollow, Windermere,Springhill, River Oaks, Lamplight Village, Gracy Woods, Wells Branch

Going to a party in any of these neighborhoods or “the country” and then headed to 6th St.

Cars on 6th St. Cruisin’ 6th all the way to Congress and then back down 5th and cutting through Sabine to do it again. Listening to “American Soviets,” New Order, Depeche Mode,

Pronto’s. Meeting at 3 am on the way home.

12 pack of Miller Lite or Bud Light was around $7. BUT could be on sale for as little as $4.79. Funny story actually…

The Beverage Barn

The Arboretum was super cool.

Dinner at Olive Garden, Amy’s Ice Cream (cows and overlook) and a movie was a heck of a date.

183 was 4 lanes with stop lights. 

What were toll roads?

The HEB on 1825 was still new.

The tallest building in Austin was One American Center at 401 feet.

Pflugerville had an approximate population of less than 4,000 people (with the sign from the 1980 census of 751).

 

I know there is a LOT more stuff that I am leaving out. Unfortunately since I’m the one doing this, I’m just randomly pulling from my experiences and recollections. I know that I had a very good experience even with all of the anxieties, insecurities and ups and downs that come with those years in life. Obviously, most of us have found out that it doesn’t get any easier; we just get older and wiser. Okay, maybe just older?  No. We get wiser. It just took some of us longer.  But it’s one more reason to celebrate. Plus, as you might have noticed if you actually read this far; I worked in a semi-colon and a full colon so it’s on! Next reunion we’ll be talking mandatory colonoscopies so I figure we should enjoy this while we can!

Hope to see y’all on Saturday June 23.

Peace out and God bless.

Mack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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