Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things I find in my Basement #5

I dreamed once that I bought a lottery ticket on a Wednesday.  My winning number was shared with two other people, and together we split $12 million.  As a former math teacher, I well understand how much I can expect to win from buying lottery tickets.  I don't remember ever buying one, but I think maybe I did once or twice. On Wednesdays.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Things I find in my Basement #4

Between kindergarten and first grade, my mother made me cut off my hair. I was allowed to keep my ponytail, and for many years it was pinned to a bulletin board in my bedroom.  When my mother died, my brothers and I found boxes in her home of things we had saved or she had saved for us.  The boxes were labelled with our names.  I kept mine for a long time before I opened them. Mine contained letters, school papers, drawings, my frog dissection kit, some dolls I made, and this ponytail.

Things I find in my Basement #3

I was kicked out of Brownies for hiding behind a tree in Shaw Park.  I guess I must have stayed hidden too long.
I was a Girl Scout long enough to earn these merit badges. I recall that we wore our uniforms to school on the days we had meetings after school. I am pretty sure I didn't like that. The most specific thing I remember about being a Girl Scout is that I hated selling cookies.

Friday, November 5, 2010