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35 YEARS IN THE MAKING SO FAR

Since 1982 five friends have been taking the same photo every five years for 35 years.

Five friends from Santa Barbara, California go on vacation every 5 years to the same place to take the same group photo and they have been doing it since 1982. They started as teenagers when they were just 19 years old. In 2017, at age 54 (well, not Mark, he was 53), they took their 8th photo, 35 years after it began.

They visit the same lake. They stay in the same cabin. They sit on the same deck railing. They sit in the same order. They make the same pose. They even make the same facial expressions. And, starting five years ago, some of them began wearing the same clothes. 2017 was special because the three guys named John returned to the shirtless appearance they hadn't done in 30 years.

Left to right:
John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, John Dickson

Next photo 2022

Below are a selection of news articles including
The CNN Story that had more than 50 million views

Reddit 2012
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Live on the Today Show 2012 Live on Sunrise Australia 2012 boredpanda 2017

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