Throwback Thursday: Jeff Taylor, testing room teacher


Pathfinder: Where did you go to high school?

Taylor: Webster Groves High School

How was high school similar/different to high school now?

Not much different. Boys and girls were separated like in gym classes

What year did you graduate?


Were you involved in any sports or clubs? What did you like about it?

I was in Improv and Football until I broke my leg. I like playing football and learned to be more social and more open from Improv.

What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in high school? Why?

My least favorite subject was math because after Algebra, I didn’t understand of it. My favorite subject was history because I had a really good teacher and I think history is fun and exciting.

How would your peers describe you in high school?

They would describe me as quiet and reserved.

How would your teachers describe you in high school?

Probably the same thing: quiet. I sat in the back and didn’t call any attention to myself.

Did you have to wear a uniform in high school? Describe what it looked like.

I had to wear a uniform in P.E. class, but not regular high school.

Did you have an after school job? If so, what is it?

I worked at Venture, a department store like Target. My first job was at a public library.


What did you do at your job?

I stocked books and read a lot in the library. I was cashier in Venture.

How much did you make an hour?

I made $1.98 an hour in the library. I made $2.75 an hour in Venture.

What type of car did you drive?

I drove a 1977 AMC Hornet.

Did you buy it yourself? If not, who bought it for you?

No. My parents bought it for me and it was a piece of junk.

Describe what it looked like?

It was white, 2-door, one of the windows were broken and couldn’t open it. It was a terrible car.

Did you have to pay for gas?

I did pay for gas.

Do you remember what gas prices were back then?

It was about $1.10 a gallon.

What was your craziest driving memory?

I was driving home and it was snowing. I drove down the road and I hit the brake and my car started sliding sideways and I crashed into a fence.