Saturday, August 29, 2009

One Extra Thing


I just started my 32 first week of school. It was busy as usual, but very boring to write about. So I thought I would write about great memories I have of the boys and school starting. In the fall of 1987, Greg started to kindergarten. I cried - he didn't. School shopping was fun - yes, I did enjoy the hunt to find everything on that infamous list. Diana and I would take all the kids to Walmart. However, the best part of it all was that each child got to pick out "one extra thing." Oh, the suspense as the four children would go up and down each aisle in search of that "one extra thing" that would be special for the upcoming school year. Some of the choices might be a fancy writing instrument, flavored markers, stickers, or a "trapper-keeper," I believe they were called. Our traditions did not end there. On the first day of school, we always posed for the official school picture. Oh, what memories of my 'One Life Lived.' My request for each of you children is to leave me a comment on your favorite one extra thing. Yes, Jenna, you too.

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what they say!

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  2. Marilyn, I know you're anxious to hear from your children, not me, but I just had to tell you it was great to see you and Rick today, and that I always enjoy your blog and your pictures. Have a great school year!

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  3. Sandy, it was good to see you. I am sorry that you were in Gunter for the reason that you were there.I am glad that you stop by my post; I have a hard time keeping up with it, but I am going to try to do better now that school is back in and I will have some routine in my life. Also good luck with your school year, too.

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  4. Nice Pic Mom! My fav was my Transformer lunch box with the matching thermos, and of course the Trapper-Keeper were coolest school supplies item ever

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  5. Thanks for dropping by. Wow 32 years! You should have sainthood status by now or something. I'll add a favorite a Holly Hobby lunchbox!

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  6. Sorry i haven't been near a computer in a while. I remember the tradition, but I am sad to say that I don't remember what any of my one extra things were. I'm sure I got something similar to Greg's lunchbox and called it my favorite just so I could be like him. Honestly, the only extra thing I ever remember getting was a hand held hole-puncher. I'm sure there were better one-extras than that though

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