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20. When I Was Your Age

I'm not sure who "Your" is supposed to refer to so I'm going to make it refer to my daughter. She just turned 12 about two weeks ago and she is in 6th grade.

I was still in elementary school because our schools went K-6, 7-9, 10-12. (Apparently that is no longer the case at the schools I attended. It looks like it now matches my daughter's school: K-5, 6-8, 9-12.) It was around this time (5th-6th grade) that I stopped getting so terribly sick on a regular basis.

Sixth grade was also when I got to be on the Safety Patrol at school. That doesn't exist at my daughter's school. The Safetys wore belts (ours were bright orange) and were basically crossing guards and hallway monitors for the younger students. We would be stationed at major intersections inside the school and crosswalks for a few blocks around the school. Our jobs were to make sure the kids weren't running in the halls, crossing the road safely, and just basically making sure the kids got home OK.

This was the year I got glasses.

I think this may have been the first year we had official computer classes in school.

I was a junior in Girl Scouts and I helped my mother with her Brownie troop.

Hm, everything else is a bit of a blur. There isn't anything big that jumps out. I was a normal kid living a normal suburban life. Nothing spectacular.