As I've been rummaging through old files, I came across something of particular interest. This is the yearbook put together by our 7th graders in 1988, my first year in Stamford. I wanted to coordinate this project because at the time, as assistant rabbi, I was teaching the 6th grade and had very little to do with the B'nai Mitzvah class. So this gave me a chance to work with the 7th grade students individually and put together a meaningful keepsake (which I doubt most of them actually kept). It also was an opportunity to pilot a concept that I would develop more fully when I became the senior rabbi in 1992, the B'nai Mitzvah booklet. Three main features are introduced here: the d'var Torah, family tree and autobiographical sketch. It's a formula we follow to this day. Many of the students who appear here are still connected to the TBE community, some with teens of their own. Sadly, a few have passed on and are no longer with us. In so many ways, this yearbook, compiled 35 years ago, is a true historical document, a living time capsule that will bring tears and chuckles to anyone who knew - or still knows - these students.