I’m still slowly going through some of the boxes from my grandma Dorothy’s house & I love to find these scrapbooks that offer glimpses into the person I was at other stages in my life. This little record of me was from 6th grade, which I found even more interesting since I have a son at that age (Wyatt) right now. As usual, I’m shocked at some of the things I wrote in this book, not because there is anything scandalous or odd (ok, I was a little odd), but because I’m floored that some of the things that I enjoy right now or that bug me right now were present from a young age. I guess that’s to be expected but many of those things have stayed with me at 42.
Information About Me (1981-1982)
FULL NAME: Noelle Dawn Swafford
AGE: 12 GRADE: 6 TEACHER: Juanita Thurston (who I ran into last year & had a great visit with!)
BEST FRIEND: Melanie Robertson
OTHERS (sorry guys, if, in any event, Melanie hadn’t fulfilled her duties as “best”, you were right there):
Lana Williams, Lana Logan, Tcheanina Winchester, Tammy Kennedy
HOBBIES – Collecting rainbows, reading, running and skating (I failed to put how badly I sucked)
FAVORITE SONGS – Endless Love (Oh, Lionel!) and Physical (don’t judge)
FAVORITE EXPRESSIONS – Fart! Really? Crap! I really doubt it! Shut your trap! Cram it! and the ever-popular and oft-quoted, “Stick it up your rump!”
BOYFRIENDS (the plural was mine): Bryan Bates, Kyle Turner, Doug Stinson, Tom Selleck (just a couple dates, I believe?) & Scott Berry – I must note that in the same scrapbook I found a note stating that Scott Berry was #1.
PET PEEVES: Snobs (funny, because I’m sure many thought I was one), certain 5th graders (Yeah!) and repetition (It really blew me away that repetition bugged me back them because it’s probably the thing I can tolerate least currently.)
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Love, Sidney * Gimme A Break! * Magnum P.I. (after all, we were dating) * Search For Tomorrow (oh, Liza! I loved you & your beautiful voice! And your love affair with Travis!) * Different Strokes
Also funny, from this scrapbook, is that I have a list of imaginary phone #’s for people, EXCEPT “Eric Z’s” phone number appeared to be real. Hmmmm….My prized possession from this year was my Izod sweater (snob!) that my mom got me. AND, bitch that I apparently was, during spelling bee practice, I kept a list of the words the rest of my team missed. Or perhaps I was just so good I didn’t miss any. LOL.
When I think of you, this is the image that comes to me first. Except you are coloring and eating M&M’s.
Even funnier, as I read this, I was eating new Easter-colored M & M’s. 🙂