I aim to please folks. After my soccer game last night I dropped by my mom’s house. I had two tasks to complete: find my handmade blue sweater from grade school and my high school yearbook. The blue sweater was made for me in grade school, maybe 3rd grade, and was light blue with a big rainbow across the chest. It had little fluffy clouds on the arms and also across the chest. I know the sweater is somewhere in my mom’s house. Things don’t leave that house. The other item was my high school yearbook. I want it to show off my lovely senior year picture when I was sporting a Seattle Aquarium t-shirt. It couldn’t be located. Bad news complete!
There was plenty of good news though. Now for the gems I did unearth in my old closet.
a curly haired caricature of me, various sports team photos when I was young, my 6th grade class photo (sporting a Dallas Cowboys hooded sweatshirt with hair parted down the middle), an Australian country report I did in 6th grade (according to my detailed findings 24 years ago… Australia didn’t have an official motto, but it did have eight national parks), 20 Choose Your Own Adventure books, various CDs including Paula Abdul, Madonna, and Mariah Carey (I couldn’t find my Milli Vanilli one), and a freewrite journal I kept in 1986-1987.
Here’s a teaser from that journal:
Today was the last day of school. These are reasons I will miss school: #1 Can’t see girls (Julia). #2 Tease teachers. #3 I don’t get bored. #4 to learn about history. Yesterday was warm on annual signing day. It started around 12:00pm. I didn’t sign Julia’s annual. It was like prison if you wanted to leave early. We also saw a slide show. Today we also saw a talent show. We got out at 9:50am. Julia was near me the whole time down to the very end. Miss you alot. P.S. Ken Griffey Jr.’s first hit was a HR against the Everett Giants at Everett 6-17.
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