Before blogs, yes dear readers, there were these things called journals. Books with no words in them that people wrote in with a pen or pencil. On actual paper. I have stacks of them. In the interest of making myself smile (and potentially boring you all to tears), I’ve decided to post some of the late great entries from the slow old days of snail journaling. Here’s part one of the series:
June 7, 1988 (6th grade)
It is official! School is over for the summer. I miss my teachers already. They were so nice and now I have to change to some teacher I’ve never heard of! …Today was the best day ever! Scott, he was so nice in a nerdy kind of way. I think I love him but I can’t be sure! Besides, people always say he is such a nerd. I don’t know what to think. …I got a 91% on the English final! … The day was normal until P.E. Right before the bell rang Dennis came up to me and touched my cheek with his hand! He said to keep being smart and he’d see me next year. He evn said that I was sweet and that he’d be sure I never got lower than a 91% on anything! I almost fainted. Dennis has the cutest brown hair and eyes! I’m in love! I can die happy right now! After that I went to Industrial Arts class and then the school year was over. Hard to believe that I might never see some of the people in our class again. Dennis, Jason, and Craig better be back next year! Craig’s final joke was when he came up and said, “Comin’ to class today?” in his funny high voice, imitating me! Loveis soooo wonderful.
So, apparently I managed to be in love with four guys on one day in 1988. Scott, the nerd? Became Mr. Senior Class and the Student Council President. My loss. Dennis, Jason, and Craig… I’m sorry. I apparently loved you, and I’m not sure what your last names are right now. Nor can I remember your faces. But our love was strong. I know it. Nobody loves like an eleven year old girl.