Friday, September 30, 2011

Showing my age

Today's 100 words:

I wonder if elementary school girls still pass around those homemade books made of lined paper and construction paper covers. I remember them from the eighties, when I was in the fourth grade. Someone would create one of these books and then fill them up with questions, leaving spaces for the girls to place their answers as the books traveled surreptitiously around the classroom. I remember one question was "What boy do you like?" and in my naivety--Who would really answer that?--I wrote "Mike," which was true, but it made me an enemy (for a time) of Edie.


  1. while you were elementary, i was prob jr high/hs and i made several of those books. i called them "sign in please"
    i passed them to boys and girls and had them rate people. ah, thx for the memories!

  2. You're welcome! I miss being that age! :)

  3. I don't remember those - but I'm waay older than both of you. I got married in the 80s!

    PS - Did Mike find out?!

  4. I don't remember anything similar to this! Of course, that doesn't mean it didn't happen, just that I was oblivious if it did. :p

  5. Monica: I have no idea. If he did, he never said, but he was really, really shy, so I doubt that he would have wanted to bring it up.

    Deb: LOL Maybe it was more of a regional kind of thing. :)