It was also my first experience with a kid puking in class. We had all of our chairs up on our desks when a kid hurled! Loudly. Splashingly. Grossly.
That was my first experience with a gagging reflex. A reflex made stronger with pregnancies.
It was also where I learned about black lung disease. Mrs. Pickett's dad had been a lifelong smoker. She described what her dad's lungs looked like because of the heavy smoking. I was sufficiently turned off from ever smoking.
I loved the dress you see in the picture. I wore it a lot. I loved it. Do you understand?
I wonder if I would have thought Daniel was cute if we had been in the same class in 5th grade.
I definitely think he's cute now.