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Stylin' teacher dons same '70s outfit for 40 years of school photos
http://www.dallasnews.com ^ | 7/2/13 | Steve Blow

Posted on 07/03/2013 8:59:19 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

After a good long career in education, Dale Irby has retired. And so have his groovy shirt and sweater vest.

In every school picture for the past 40 years, Dale wore the same 1970s-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater.

And let me just say he aged a whole lot better than his clothes did.

It began as an accident — a product of his sparse wardrobe back in the day.

“I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” said Dale, 63.

But his wife, Cathy, dared him to do it a third year. Then Dale thought five would be funny. “After five pictures,” he said, “it was like: ‘Why stop?’”

So he just never did, right on through this, his final year as every kid’s favorite physical education teacher at Prestonwood Elementary in the Richardson school district.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Humor
KEYWORDS: teacher

See Slideshow of all 40 pics here
1 posted on 07/03/2013 8:59:19 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

and here I thought Wally Cox was dead...


2 posted on 07/03/2013 9:02:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog; don-o
I love it!!!!!

I want to marry him!!!

(Don-o: just kidding....)

3 posted on 07/03/2013 9:04:57 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Lucky9teen
He did not gain weight in all those years. I didn't look at all the pics he is not very good looking :)
4 posted on 07/03/2013 9:09:55 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Lucky9teen
One of the best things about being a man is that you can pull out clothes that have been sitting in a box in the basement for the past 30 years and just dust them off and put them on.

Nobody will say a thing. Nobody cares.

Women on the other hand fret constantly not only over the last time they wore something but whether some other woman out there might be wearing the same thing that day. Apparently wearing the same thing as somebody else is something that women live in mortal fear of.

5 posted on 07/03/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Lucky9teen

I love this story...thank you for giving me my first smile of the day.....


6 posted on 07/03/2013 9:13:13 AM PDT by dansangel (Rest in peace, .45MAN)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

How many people even remember Wally?


7 posted on 07/03/2013 9:16:40 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Lucky9teen

What a good sport.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 9:17:03 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I want to marry him!!!


Hey, I’m no fag, but...


9 posted on 07/03/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dansangel

Thanx. I was listening to Air1 Radio this morning and heard this story and HAD to share it....it made me smile too.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 9:20:36 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: svcw
How many people even remember Wally?

I do. He was a game show host at one point (Personality?). Was also a panelist on Hollywood Squares. He had a bit part on the Odd Couple as an aspiring writer. He was the voice of Underdog. Many have not seen Wally Cox. Few forget him having seen him.

He was also "Mr. Peepers", but that was before my time.
11 posted on 07/03/2013 9:20:39 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Lucky9teen
God bless good teachers.....we have so few of them left it seems.

You always remember the good ones you had in school - I applaud him for being there for generations of children.

12 posted on 07/03/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Dr. Sivana
I found an episode on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9dxgRwyhRw
13 posted on 07/03/2013 9:23:20 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Sorry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9dxgRwyhRw


14 posted on 07/03/2013 9:24:28 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: cuban leaf

15 posted on 07/03/2013 9:25:18 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Lucky9teen

16 posted on 07/03/2013 9:27:32 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: svcw

I attended Prestonwood from kindergarten thru 6th in late 70’s and 80’s and I don’t really remember him. I remember just about every teacher I had. Strange. I only recall women gym teachers. I don’t recall the first few years about gym except for some of the activities.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: ErnBatavia
;-)

Some outfits never get old:


18 posted on 07/03/2013 9:41:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sheapdog

I know it’s only a picture, he just doesn’t like a guy you would remember.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 9:42:33 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Lucky9teen
It began as an accident — a product of his sparse wardrobe back in the day. “I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” said Dale, 63. But his wife, Cathy, dared him to do it a third year. Then Dale thought five would be funny. “After five pictures,” he said, “it was like: ‘Why stop?’”

Forty-years of pranking. Dale is my kind of guy.

20 posted on 07/03/2013 9:43:10 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Lucky9teen

Why did his head change shape?


21 posted on 07/03/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Lucky9teen
Is it just me, or is their a photoshopped head:


22 posted on 07/03/2013 9:51:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I think he looks a little like Dick Smothers in some of the earlier photos.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: DManA

The ruthlessly entropic confluence of gravity and Twinkies....


24 posted on 07/03/2013 9:53:10 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Eepsy
Or


25 posted on 07/03/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Lucky9teen
And let me just say he aged a whole lot better than his clothes did.

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I would have to disagree. He looks much older than my father did at that age. I'd say about twenty years older.

26 posted on 07/03/2013 9:59:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cuban leaf
Same thang with wedding duds...


27 posted on 07/03/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: svcw
How many people even remember Wally??

I dunno, but photo #2 is his long-lost identical twin.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 10:04:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Wally Cox when he wasn't dead:


29 posted on 07/03/2013 10:05:16 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: svcw

I remember “Mr. Peepers” very well. But then, I AM older than dirt.


30 posted on 07/03/2013 10:15:45 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Lucky9teen

He probably realized after the yearbook came out the second year that he was wearing the same thing as last year, so he just kept it up like he planned it. LOL!


31 posted on 07/03/2013 10:34:21 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Awesome cool.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 10:34:59 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: svcw
How many people even remember Wally?

I do. Wasn't he on Hollywood Squares a lot?

33 posted on 07/03/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: svcw
How many people even remember Wally?

Probably the same people that remember Stanley Myron Handelman ("I just got up from a sick bed. I don't know what's wrong with it—it just lies there") or Arnold Stang (Chunky - "What a chunk a chocolate!").

34 posted on 07/03/2013 11:03:29 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

Two tales:
1. One year I gave my wife a very romantic and loving birthday card. She opened it up, read it, dropped it on the kitchen table and then walked over to the coffee table. She opened the drawer and rummaged through the old cards in it until she came to an identical birthday card. She was sure that I had just reused the previous year’s birthday card.
2. My youngest son had his freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior yearbook picture taken with the same shirt.


35 posted on 07/03/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: cuban leaf

Yeah, they probably replaced the original member shortly after the photo was taken.


36 posted on 07/03/2013 1:59:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Lucky9teen

What a cute story, thank for posting it.


37 posted on 07/03/2013 4:02:31 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: american_ranger
As for the first one, isn't that just the thing?! Women remember every minuscule moment. They don't even consider that men are busy scanning the horizon for any threat and scoping out a room for every exit or suspicious individual. If the wife hadn't wanted to count coup on you in the battle of the sexes, she would have thanked you for the moment and been privately secure that you are the same stalwart person as ever, time after time.
38 posted on 07/03/2013 5:12:36 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: svcw
svcw said: "How many people even remember Wally?"

Wally had a good part in one of my favorite old movies, "Fate is the Hunter (1964)".

39 posted on 07/03/2013 6:35:22 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: Lucky9teen

That’s impressive right there - I couldn’t get one arm through one of my shirts from 40 years ago even if I had one.


40 posted on 07/03/2013 6:55:48 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Lucky9teen

That’s impressive right there - I couldn’t get one arm through one of my shirts from 40 years ago even if I had one.


41 posted on 07/03/2013 6:56:10 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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