For some of us first grade was seemingly a very long time ago; for others not so long. But we all have memories - some pleasant, others dull, still others pretty scary. What stands out in your mind?
Mostly I remember Harriett. Harriett sat in the back row and almost never spoke, except, that is, to ask to go to the bathroom. Harriett was almost too big for her chair, seeing as how she must have been about five years older than the rest of us. She didn't talk much and nobody ever talked to her, not even the teacher.
I was a little sad thinking about Harriett; I knew at that age there was something wrong but I didn't know quite what it was. Harriett was just Harriett, I thought. And I left it at that. She dribbled and drooled a lot, and couldn't print her letters without teacher's help. But I guess she wasn't expected to.
I don't know what ever happened to Harriett when I graduated to second grade. I guess she stayed behind dribbling and drooling and fitting ever tighter into her first grade seat. Did she ever grow up and get married? Ever have a date? Drive a car? Have children? I don't know; I never saw her again. But I do remember her. She's the one I remember most from first grade. I wonder why that is.
Do you know Harriett? Have you ever seen her? If you ever do say hello from Thomas. She just might remember me.
What do you remember from first grade? Anyone special - or not so special?