Summer vacation is my time to purge some of the collected crap that I finally decide I don't need. One place in severe need is the bottom of the upstairs closet. Darn it I need that space! We were talking with friends Friday night and I was saying, the boxes in that closet haven't been opened since we moved here almost 8 years ago I should just throw them away without looking. However I know what is in there. My wedding dress, unity candle, cake topper, ring bearer pillow, etc. Joe the pack rat quickly said NO, you'll want to light that unity candle on our 25th wedding anniversary. He's probably right so in the closet it stays.
But there were two other boxes in there that I decided needed attacking. Should I just throw them out without a glance, or go through them? Well I should go through them of course.
Here are a few of my treasures I found!
Hundreds of pictures! And I don't care what my arch enemy said in high school, I did have friends. ;) The proof is in the pictures.
A note from my cousin Stacie. She always signed them B/F/C/F. Best friends cousins forever. hehe
MY WISDOM TEETH!!! Why would anyone keep those? They are humongous!
My final 8th grade report card. Oddly, my two worst grades were Social Studies and Math; B's. Funny how I majored in both subjects in college. My best grade was English...barf.
A ton of my senior pictures. Maybe I didn't have as many friends as I thought. Anyone want me to send them some? Good comic relief.
All the cards I received for my 20th and 21st birthdays.
My varsity letter & a few more patches.
My high school report cards.
My Prom programs.
A 2 entry diary April 1997 ~ I wrote about losing my best friend Carrie 3 months earlier. I also said in it that as long as I lived in Reese, went to SVSU, and drove down M-81 I'd never be able to forget her. 11 years later, I know I was not exaggerating.
Oh you'll love this one. A picture of my grade school crush signed To Dawn, The prettiest and coolest girlfriend I ever had. Only thing was it was in erasable ink and I had erased my best friends name and put Dawn in myself. At least I can laugh at that now.
A glamour shot of me. A few friends of mine did it for a fund raiser for Carrie's scholarship. Too bad I didn't have any money to support the cause, I just got the free 8X10. Beautiful blackmail pic.
Tons of homely pics of me. Two of my most intelligent decisions in my life were to get my senior pics done without glasses and get married without glasses. I always remember thinking how dorky people looked with glasses in old yearbooks. Too bad I can't do anything about the hideous make-up and scare hair in many of the pics. Eeks!
Many GREAT pics of Joe. Man he was a looker! And he's all mine.
So there you have it! Now I have to go discover what's in Box #2.