posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 10:13 AM
I remember filling up the back of our station wagon with bags and bags of cans everytime we went somewhere so we could drop them off at the recyling
center, all so us kids could make a few bucks. We'd scrounge in garbage cans, check the sand, or the park, etc...
I also remember, very fondly I might add, the Commodore 64 in the basement that we'd use the book to find program games and type the game programs
into it, no matter how long it took, all so we could play Pong on the Commodore. Gawd, that was fun as all heck. I actually miss that sometimes.
I remember working in the AV library room just so when there was a few minutes, I could play on the Apple computer. (The very old ones, not the new
macs we have now.) I also loved making copies for the teachers. I had to use that big giant ratating drum that stained your fingers a purplish blue
to make copies, not a xerox machine. I was in the AV room, when the Space Shuttle Challenger went down. I remember being so shocked, none of us
moved. It was like our feet became glued to the floor. I was supposed to take a TV/VCR to a teacher's room, but none of us wanted to move, we all
wanted to see what was going on, what Reagan would say. (Reagan if I recall correctly.) The fact that a civilian was onboard and her husband and I
believe her kids too, were watching her take off made it even more shocking, and heartbreaking.
I spent more time in the library than any other classroom. The entire school knew if they couldn't find me, check the library. I was a geek, I
admit it. LOL I would even ditch study hall for library. I loved putting books away, anything that had to do with the library, I loved it. I read
almost every book in there by the time I graduated. I knew every teacher in the school. I was on good terms with all staff. I'll admit it. For
some reason, I got along better with adults, more than I did with kids my age. I felt they were too immature and needed to grow up. I felt like a
grown up stuck in a kids' body.
I remember I had this little Dorothy Hamill haircut growing up. I hated it, but looking back now, it was kind of cute. LOL I guess it could have
been worse. I remember wearing a lot of weird 70's outfits even in the 80's. My father believed if it still fit you, there's no reason to go to
the store. We also got a lot of hand-me-down's from his two sister's so a lot of our clothes were kind of "old lady clothes". Oh yeah, made me
the "popular" girl in school. Not! LOL Kids can be cruel as we all know. Nowadays we have Don't Bully signs in school. Give me a break. And
kids commiting suicide over bullies. I wonder? Were they doing that when we were kids? Or did they do it then too and we're just noticing it
I remember being able ride my bike after dark, go out after dark, hell I even took a ride from a stranger once. Stupid I know now, but back then I
thought it was totally safe. Halloween we'd go into people's houses. It's amazing the crap we did and didn't think twice about and now, it's
not safe to do at all. It's like somebody asked us adults all the stuff we did as kids, made a checklist, then added it to the No-No list. I wonder
what's next to be added to the No-No list.