Honeysuckle

Reposting this chestnut from the beginning of “Completely in the Dark.” All-new two-part post to be published next Friday.

Completely in the Dark

Maybe you wouldn’t have liked me as a kid.

Maybe you would.

I wasn’t particularly popular. I was short, wiry and shy. When I made friends, I stuck by them. There were the neighborhood kids, and there were other kids … kicking through the leaves … kids on their way home from school.

Starting with my first school after kindergarten (totally forgotten), White River School in Indianapolis through Olney Elementary in Maryland, Mom kept a school record book, which I still have. Under some strange journalistic compulsion, I kept it going myself all the way through to high school. Nearly all my class photos are in the book, grade reports and other great stuff I’ll share down the line.

What’s hilarious about this book is how it divides what boys “want to be when they grow up,” and what girls “want to be”—BOYS: Fireman, Policeman, Cowboy, Astronaut, Soldier, Baseball…

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~ by completelyinthedark on May 15, 2014.

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