Yesterday, I got to talk with some high school seniors about their memories of 9/11. They would have been in kindergarten, and therefore, among the youngest people to remember that day.
At home last night, I was talking with my sisters and mother about remembering things from that age.
My younger sister is the same age as the students I interviewed – but she doesn’t remember anything from 9/11. My older sister said she doesn’t remember much from kindergarten.
But then I got thinking and I can remember a couple of big events from that age.
I remember the 1992 presidential election and being upset when Bush Sr. wasn’t reelected. I stood in my mother’s room and remember watching the electoral tallies come in.
I also remember my backpack in kindergarten, it was Aladdin and had jewels on it. I also remember the nuns at my Catholic school making a big deal about the first time I wore my glasses to school in an effort to make me feel good about my new look. (Maybe that’s why I’ve never felt a desire to get rid of my glasses….hm….)
I really only have very vague memories of events before that year.
Anyway, do you remember kindergarten? What are your memories?
Last week, I spent my Friday morning at the Herr Library in Mifflinburg, where they were loading up two crates with supplies to take to the tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma.
One thing both photographer Rob Inglis and I commented on was that there were probably 10 or so children and teens there to help at 9 a.m. on a Friday morning during summer – and we heard not one complaint.
It was really a very exciting and positive thing.
I myself have never had a problem getting up early to do what I have to do (seriously, I used to get up at 6 a.m. every day as a kid to get on the computer before everyone else was awake back in the days where you had one computer and had to share it). However, my sisters can’t really say the same thing.
And to see these young people offering their time to a good cause was very inspiring and made the morning just a little bit brighter.
I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.
This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.
This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:
Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg
“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg
“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,” by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.