Well, yesterday was the big day…I turned 40! And it was ok. It was a Wednesday, so I didn’t really get to do much different than the normal "go to school & to church," but Eric did take me to lunch at a nice Italian restaurant in Athens. One of my former Calculus students was working there and gave us a complimentary cheesecake for my birthday! Yum!
So…I know a total of 3 people are waiting for my next installment of “Flash from the Past.” I was going to do this yesterday but our wireless router on the computer decided to NOT work all evening and I just HAD to be able to scan a few of my big hair pictures before I could post this.
I thought it was pretty funny that Daddy had his own favorite memory of mine that he had to include in the comments from when I was 2! It’s not a “memory” of mine because I don’t “remember” it…I was just too young. :)
So here are a few random memories from my second decade of life.
1. My 5th grade teacher at Nash Elementary, Mrs. Roberts, was my favorite teacher. I do believe that my best friend, Jennifer, and I were teacher’s pets.
2. I loved competing in Bible Drill. I won at the state level during 4th-6th grades.
3. I learned how to write in calligraphy, make crepes, and play the cello in my PICT class that I got to go to once a week at Oaklawn Elementary.
4. I played French Horn in the band from 6th-12th grade. Marching season was the best!
5. I wrecked our family car just 3 weeks after I got my license at 16 when an ambulance hit me during a rain storm (but it was still my fault). My heart still races when I hear an ambulance…especially if it’s raining and I’m driving!
6. I met one of my best friends, Pam, in typing class in 9th grade. We always had fun in band together and in church.
7. I LOVED Science Fair…I won Best of Show in 10th grade with a project on thirst quenchers.
8. I was VERY competitive in school. I always wanted to make the best grade…but I had major competition in high school with Eric, Susan, and David!
9. I achieved my goal of graduating in the Top Ten of my class…I was #5! And I found out on my birthday at our Senior Awards Assembly!
10. There was a big group of friends that would go bowling on the weekends during my senior year. I was not good at all…I don’t think I ever broke 100! But I had fun!
11. Mrs. Penny was one of my favorite all-time teachers! She taught journalism & yearbook. She was such an encouragement to me!
12. My first job was in the “Facilities Services” office at Texarkana College. I worked there for the first two years of college...I followed in my sister's footsteps.
Well, that was more than 10 memories...I could think of 100 more I'm sure! I LOVED high school and college...junior high--not so much!
Here are a few more "big hair" pictures that brought a smile to my face as I was looking through old pictures. (I know there are a lot more but I think they must be at my parent's house. I'll have to dig some out when we visit them in a few weeks.) Enjoy!