It was the year of Rain Man, Big, Crocodile Dundee,U2, George Michael (father figure....still love that song) and MJ's famous Dirty Dianna....(love that song too!) In the world of a 12 year old girl that covers the important things in life: movies and music. September 7, 1988 was my first day of Jr. High and if I remember correctly, I think I wore a rugby shirt with a pair of Guess jeans and had more hairspray in my hair than I care to remember. After all, first impressions are essential, especially when you're sizing up fresh batch of boys, and potential new girl friends. Oh, I remember that day like it was yesterday, butterflies and all. To think, some of my very best life long friendships were made that year. Who knew a guy that I so lovingly called FALK would become my husband 14 years later to the date.
September 7, 2002
Keeping with September's teacher appreciation theme, I must give shout outs to some of my favorite teachers: Mrs. Havener, Mr. LoBello, Mrs. Haldenwang and Ms. Rater not only did an outstanding job educating, they did a great job relating and dealing with teenagers. That in and of itself it such a gift to be able to share. On the other side of the spectrum, I can think of a handful of teachers who took up space, consumed air, and are the reason why tenure doesn't work. Clearly I'm not bitter; my worst class in 7th grade- ENGLISH! It probably didn't help that the teacher didn't have a stitch of personality and had words on the wall like: osmosis & onomatopoeia. A few of my favorite words now....! I couldn't find any pics circa 1988 but I found some circa 2002. Nine years ago today, happy anniversary FALK!