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INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOCCER 1968

My high school soccer coach recommended the Indiana University to me suggesting I might be able to get a scholarship there. Most of the players were foreign students. We played our home games in the old IU football stadium where the Little 500 was held. I was the first freshman to start on the varsity team but I dropped out my second year.

Steve Hoy, rear left in the b&w group picture below, was my roommate in the dorm. I was a freshman, he was a junior. The other guys all had some connection to that dorm (Shea 2, Foster Quad). I think this photo was taken by Rich Stim. Kim lived in the dorm across the street. I think I was introduced to her by Mary Flower, a folk singer who lived in my dorm. Kim knew where the Xerox machines were on campus and we made self portraits. I kept this one.

I remember Norm Ladd’s mom calling me when I lived in the dorm. She said Norm was running away and he was coming out to stay with me. He was still in high school and the visit didn’t last long but he came back along with a number of friends (Dave, Brad, Joe) from Rochester.

Paul playing soccer at IU in the old football stadium vs. St. Louis 1968. Photo by Leo Dodd.
Paul playing soccer at IU in the old football stadium vs. St. Louis 1968. Photo by Leo Dodd.
Paul playing soccer at IU in the old football stadium vs. St. Louis 1968. Photo by Leo Dodd.
Paul playing soccer at IU in the old football stadium vs. St. Louis 1968. Photo by Leo Dodd.
Larry, Steve, Kenny, Unknown, Paul, Bill, Dave at Kenny Macher's 1969
Larry, Steve, Kenny, Unknown, Paul, Bill, Dave at Kenny Macher’s 1969
Kim, Xerox Machine self portrait
Kim, Xerox Machine self portrait
Jay Schuff in costume
Jay Schuff in costume
Mary Flower and Jay Schuff in costume
Mary Flower and Jay Schuff in costume
Steve and Paul. Photo by Rich Stim.
Steve and Paul. Photo by Rich Stim.
Jay Schuff and Paul Dodd with TV dinner Bloomington
Jay Schuff and Paul Dodd with TV dinner Bloomington
Dave Mahoney, Jay Schuff and Rich Stim In Steve Hoy's Baracuda
Dave Mahoney, Jay Schuff and Rich Stim In Steve Hoy’s Baracuda
Jeff Reiter with hand shadow. Photo by Rich Stim or Kim Torgerson.
Jeff Reiter with hand shadow. Photo by Rich Stim or Kim Torgerson.
Paul getting arrested at Viet Nam war demonstration in Bloomington, Indiana 1969. Photo from Bloomington Tribune newspaper.
Paul getting arrested at Viet Nam war demonstration in Bloomington, Indiana 1969. Photo from Bloomington Tribune newspaper.
Paul at Viet Nam war demonstration at Assembly Hall. Photo by Kim.
Paul at Viet Nam war demonstration at Assembly Hall. Photo by Kim.
Paul hanging on a sign in Brown County Park
Paul hanging on a sign in Brown County Park
Paul Dodd and Dave Mahoney at Dave Jolly, Kenny Nacher and Rich Stim apartment 1969
Paul Dodd and Dave Mahoney at Dave Jolly, Kenny Nacher and Rich Stim apartment 1969
Peggi and her mom in front of dorm 1968
Peggi and her mom in front of dorm 1968
Paul with Andy (dog) and Dave in front of IU Union
Paul with Andy (dog) and Dave in front of IU Union
Peggi playing wooden flute
Peggi playing wooden flute
Paul stretched out. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Paul stretched out. Photo by Kim Torgerson.

1970 U.S. CENSUS

In 1970 I lived in a tiny house with Dave Mahoney. It mast have been a converted garage as it was about that size and in the landlady’s back yard. It was right next door to the Boy’s Club and we accessed it through the alley behind the house. I took the 1970 Census, the old fashioned way, door to door.

Paul in front of small house on 4thStreet in Bloomington, Indiana. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Paul in front of small house on 4thStreet in Bloomington, Indiana. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Paul and dog, Andy, taking the 1970 Census in Bloomington, Indiana
Paul and dog, Andy, taking the 1970 Census in Bloomington, Indiana
Paul taking the 1970 Census in Bloomington, Indiana
Paul taking the 1970 Census in Bloomington, Indiana

ONE YEAR OFF FROM BLOOMINGTON

In 1971 I left Bloomington on a 45 day European trip, one of those cheap Icelandic Air round trips. Before I left my father gave me my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic. When I came back I moved back in with my family and worked at Maracle Industrial Finishing for a year before moving back to Bloomington.

Paul passport photo 1971. I think Kim took this photo.
Paul passport photo 1971. I think Kim took this photo.

BARB AND ROC’S WEDDING 1972

Most of these square format photos were taken with a Kodak Instamatic camera that my father bought at the Kodak store with his employee discount.

Val and Steve at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972
Val and Steve at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972
Rich at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Rich at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Steve at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Steve at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Dave at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Dave at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Rich at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Rich at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Rich at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Rich at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Steve, Dave, Rich and Paul at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972. The infamous Chinaboise group photo by Peggi.
Steve, Dave, Rich and Paul at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972. The infamous Chinaboise group photo by Peggi.
Barb at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Barb at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Roc at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Roc at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972.
Peggi at Barb and Roc's wedding in Indianapolis 1972. My first photo of Peggi.
Peggi at Barb and Roc’s wedding in Indianapolis 1972. My first photo of Peggi.
Peggi on the telephone in 1970
Peggi on the telephone in 1970

NORM AND PAM’S WEDDING 1973

Norm and Pam outside of Hawley Drive in Webster before their wedding
Norm and Pam outside of Hawley Drive in Webster before their wedding
Paul with Kodak Super 8 movie camera, Rich and Norm at Norm's wedding in 1972
Paul with Kodak Super 8 movie camera, Rich and Norm at Norm’s wedding in 1972

Many of our Bloomington friends gathered in Rochester for Norm and Pam’s wedding. My silent Super 8 movie now has a Margaret Explosion soundtrack (a song called “Dreamland”). Movie features Norm, Pam, Steve, Sherry, Brad, Jodie, Mark, Chuck, Rich, Joe, Dave, Norm’s parents and Pam’s mom.

Norm and Pam’s wedding in Rochester, New York 1973

KENTUCKY DERBY 1973

I think of the Kentucky Derby in May of 1973 as our first date but it really wasn’t a date. More like an outing with Joe Barrett and Stave Hoy. It was the first time Peggi and I went anywhere. We were on the grounds next to the stands and we didn’t see much of the race. Secretariat won and went on to win the Triple Crown.

Joe and Steve on the way to the Kentucky Derby 1973
Joe and Steve on the way to the Kentucky Derby 1973
Crowd at at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Crowd at at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi and crowd Crowd at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi and crowd Crowd at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Steve Hoy talking to someone at the Kentucky Derby 1973
Steve Hoy talking to someone at the Kentucky Derby 1973
Peggi and crowd at Kentucky Derby 1973
Peggi and crowd at Kentucky Derby 1973
Peggi with beer at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi with beer at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi with beer at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi with beer at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Steve and Peggi at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Steve and Peggi at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi and Paul at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi and Paul at the Kentucky Derby in 1973
Peggi with Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby 1973
Peggi with Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby 1973

LAKE MONROE 1973

Steve Hoy smoking a cigarette at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy smoking a cigarette at Lake Monroe
Jackie, Rich, Kim and Peggi at Lake Monroe
Jackie, Rich, Kim and Peggi at Lake Monroe
Rich on beach at Lake Monroe
Rich on beach at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy and Kim at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy and Kim at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy at Lake Monroe
Rich and Kim at Lake Monroe
Rich and Kim at Lake Monroe
Kim Torgerson and Steve Hoy at Lake Monroe beach
Kim Torgerson and Steve Hoy at Lake Monroe beach
Steve Hoy with radio at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy with radio at Lake Monroe
Kim, Steve, Rich, Jackie and Peggi at Lake Monroe
Kim, Steve, Rich, Jackie and Peggi at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy at Lake Monroe 1973
Steve Hoy at Lake Monroe 1973
Peggi at Lake Monroe
Peggi at Lake Monroe
Paul at Lake Monroe
Paul at Lake Monroe
Peggi and Paul at Lake Monroe
Peggi and Paul at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy flees at Lake Monroe
Steve Hoy flees at Lake Monroe

GRANT STREET APARTMENT

Dave Mahoney, Joe Barrett and I lived in this house on South Grant Street
Dave Mahoney, Joe Barrett and I lived in this house on South Grant Street
Steve in chair outside Grant Street apartment
Steve in chair outside Grant Street apartment
Steve in chair outside Grant Street apartment
Steve in chair outside Grant Street apartment
Rich playing sax at Norm and Pam's
Rich playing sax at Norm and Pam’s
Steve going to the cupboard
Steve going to the cupboard
Movie still of Greg Highlen on his bike
Movie still of Greg Highlen on his bike
Norm Ladd with 1949 Chevy. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Norm Ladd with 1949 Chevy. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Rich posed Dave and Joe for his photo
Rich posed Dave and Joe for his photo
Rich posed me for this photo with tennis racket
Rich posed me for this photo with tennis racket
Joe Barret and John Gilmore in Bloomington
Joe Barret and John Gilmore in Bloomington
Roommates, Steve and Rich
Roommates, Steve and Rich
Peggi in front of her apartment on Fourth Street
Peggi in front of her apartment on Fourth Street
Peggi on campus at IU
Peggi on campus at IU
Peggi in apartment with sunlight
Peggi in apartment with sunlight
Peggi studying at Bloomington Library2
Peggi studying at Bloomington Library2
Peggi in downtown Bloomington
Peggi in downtown Bloomington
Peggi in chair at Bloomington Library
Peggi in chair at Bloomington Library

S. MILTON DRIVE

Peggi and I rented a small house on S. Milton Drive in 1973. Dave Mahoney rented a small apartment down the street. Peggi was student teaching at the Alternative School and working as a children’s dental assistant. I was working for the Mitchell Construction Company and playing drums with a country band. My parents were having a hard time with my brother, Fran, who was between his junior and senior year in high school, so they brought him out stay with us for the summer. In December 1974 Peggi and I left Bloomington moved to Rochester.

2430 South Milton Drive Bloomington Indiana 1973
2430 South Milton Drive Bloomington Indiana 1973
Paul handing Sadie to Peggi
Paul handing sadie to Peggi
Our clothes on the line at Milton
Our clothes on the line at Milton
Peggi in garden at Milton house
Peggi in garden at Milton house
Brad after haircut from Peggi on Milton
Brad after haircut from Peggi on Milton
Peggi in the garden with horseshoe stake in the yard
Peggi in the garden with horseshoe stake in the yard
Fran with Steve's English Ford in front of Milton house
Fran with Steve’s English Ford in front of Milton house
Norm and Steve playing catch in fromt of Milton house
Norm and Steve playing catch in fromt of Milton house
Peggi's dental assistant dress hanging on the line at Milton
Peggi’s dental assistant dress hanging on the line at Milton
Peggi with beer and Chevy Vega
Peggi with beer and Chevy Vega
Peggi playing guitar at Milton house
Peggi playing guitar at Milton house
Dave Mahoney and Norm Ladd at quarry. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Dave Mahoney and Norm Ladd at the quarry. Photo by Kim Torgerson.
Swimming at quarry
Peggi and Holly swimming at quarry
Paul and Amy at quarry in Bloomington
Paul and Amy at quarry in Bloomington
Quarry with Fran at the top
Quarry with Fran at the top
Paul and Fran jumping off edge of quarry
Paul and Fran jumping off edge of quarry
My brother Fran at Milton in Bloomington
My brother Fran at Milton in Bloomington
My brother, Tim, on the hood of my parents car n front of Milton house.
My brother, Tim, on the hood of my parents car n front of Milton house.
Amy with Gato at Milton house
Amy with Gato at Milton house
Amy with Gato at Milton house
Amy with Gato at Milton house
Kim in garden at Milton
Kim in garden at Milton
Kim with Holly and Paul at Milton
Kim with Holly and Paul at Milton
Peggi with beer and Chevy Vega
Peggi with beer and Chevy Vega
Rich Stim with guitar on Milton
Rich Stim with guitar on Milton
Rich Stim with guitar on front porch of Milton
Rich Stim with guitar on front porch of Milton
Steve Hoy with sport jacket at Milton
Steve Hoy with sport jacket at Milton
Peggi and Paul in mirror in big box store
Peggi and Paul in mirror in big box store
Peggi reading blanket next to Milton house.
Peggi reading blanket next to Milton house.
Paul and Peggi in Milton house 1973
Paul and Peggi in Milton house 1973

THE ON FOURS

I was playing drums in the front room of our house at 2430 S. Milton Drive when three older guys rang the doorbell. I was certain they were going to complain about the noise but instead they wanted me to join their band. They had a couple of gigs that weekend and they would not take no for an answer. I guess I was taking Frank Canada’s place, the name on the business card they gave me. I played those two dates and Red, the rhythm guitar player, announced they wanted to get rid of Butch Miller, the leader. They had a young guy, who sounded exactly like Johnny Cash, to take his place.

They named the new band the “On Fours.” “You know, how we start songs, on four,” Red said. My brother, Fran, made the new calling cards in his high school shop class and enlisted my father to do the band’s logo type and graphic.

The band was was dyed-in -the-wool country, something I knew nothing about. We rehearsed once a month in Red’s trailer or the bass player’s barn and we played four sets every Friday and Saturday for the next year and a half. We played every smoke filled Elks Club, Moose Lounge, American Legion, VFW and Eagles Club in the area. One Sunday afternoon we played on the back of a hay wagon for a coon hunting convention. When Peggi and I moved to Rochester in December 1974 I gave the gig to Dave Mahoney. Dave told me they changed their name to “The Breakers” after the CB craze.

Butch Miller & The Midnight Echos business card
Butch Miller & The Midnight Echos business card
The On Fours business card made by Fran Dodd in shop class. Leo Dodd did the drawing.
The On Fours business card made by Fran Dodd in shop class. Leo Dodd did the drawing.
Lead guitar player, Danny, with On Fours sign
Lead guitar player, Danny, with On Fours sign
Ronny (Red) and Jim of On Fours
Ronny (Red) and Jim of On Fours
Pau and Danny playing with the On Fours
Pau and Danny playing with the On Fours
Ronny and Danny playing with the On Fours
Ronny and Danny playing with the On Fours
Ronny singing wit On Fours
Ronny singing wit On Fours
Old guy sitting in with On Furs
Old guy sitting in with On Furs
Guys on couch in trailer at On Fours rehearsal
Guys on couch in trailer at On Fours rehearsal
On Fours birthday cake
Red’s wife made this On Fours birthday cake
Paul playing drums with the On Fours
Paul playing drums with the On Fours
On Fours playing at Elk's Club in Bloomington Indiana
On Fours playing at Elk’s Club in Bloomington Indiana
Couple dancing to On Fours
Couple dancing to On Fours
couple dancing to the On Fours
couple dancing to the On Fours

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4 Replies to “bloomington 1of2”

  1. These pictures are fantastic–some I’ve seen and many I haven’t. Love the one of Peggi on the telephone! Happy Anniversary again to a special couple.

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