Thursday, July 15, 2010

The bats of summer

Last summer, the attic was being sealed off to get rid of our bat "tenants."

With the bats "gone" and the light-bulb replaced, my dad was now willing to go in and retrieve my millions of boxes so that I could sort them (he did find a carcass, probably the last one).

So I've been consolidating my memorabilia and defending my position as the family pack-rat archivist.

Soooo many amusing and interesting items...like these 5000-ruble notes from 1993, when the ruble had depreciated. This might have been from our first trip to St. Petersburg in 1996. I remember thinking I had so much money, when in fact it was only worth a few dollars. continue/-







Then there are my first compositions, like the "chapter book" I started when I was 8. I'm sure I was doing a lot of reading and reusing some of the story-lines. But it is still cute to read.




I found a few chronicles of family trips, complete with weather reports and tales of sibling/cousin interaction...



...journals of teenage angst (sort of)...







....prom corsage, anyone?




Oh, and spiritual development was happening then, too.




3 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing to see the genesis of what we've become? One thing about you apparently - you've always been a writer!

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  2. V..................July 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    This is really heart-warming. I have enjoyed reading it.

    Your parents are the best for keeping all the note books and what not all this time (despite the bat infestation).

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