RIP John Hughes, the voice of my generation

Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

Comments (4)

  1. David K says:

    I remembered reading a great John Hughes-related article awhile back (it was 2004!) and found it today to read again:

  2. Darren Cox says:

    Someone, somewhere…Maybe in Shermer, Illinois, is lighting Sixteen Candles…

  3. HeatherLeigh says:

    David K – thanks for the link. I’ll read that!

    Darren Cox – if it’s Jake Ryan, then I am there…totally. But I won’t be giving a geek my underwear.

  4. The Breakfast Club quote is one I just posted on FB in regards to JH. I think that it’s a shame that those sort of movies just seemed to fade away. I loved them, and I will always love them. It’s sort of the way I love the Seattle area – it’s warm and fuzzy (okay so maybe a little grey and misty) but it just feels like home.