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Monday, May 16, 2016
Boys Catch Girls
Rifling through a
random box in my basement, I encountered this photo of my Gerald Elementary
Kindergarten class. There is no reason
that it should be kept in the particular box and as I held it in my fingers, my
memory had to reach far back in time to recall faces and experiences in Mrs.
First off, it seems she was the best teacher of all time, that’s how I
recall it to this day as I travel through my memories as a five-year-old little
girl. She always seemed patient, even
with the few that were always causing trouble in class. Her voice sounded calm and soothing, she
introduced us to many fun activities and urged me, but did not push me to come
out of my shell. Scanning the faces of our class, many names
will not break through the time barrier and surface to the top. Each face brings to light an emotion about
how that child make me feel during that year I spent with them. All make me smile, whether I remember a
kind gesture from the Grob twins or little blond haired Scotty, slumber
parties at Dana’s house, or the boys that were always getting into trouble like
Jeramey, Jeffery and Dallas! I can’t
forget the playground game of boys catch girls and vice versa.
My shyness was in full force during that
first year of school. Always kind and
soft spoken, willing to interact with everyone in class, but most of the time
too introverted to start the conversation.
I loved everyone. Now being a woman of forty years, very
little of my personality has changed. I
am still shy and introverted, but I have consciously challenged myself to break
that shell and it seems I enjoy starting up random conversations, because I
realized most of you don’t bite! So where are my classmates now and what
are you doing? What accomplishments have
you made since we sat in class together so many years ago?
I wish you all happiness and thank you for
many cherished memories!