Saturday, December 10, 2005

Excerpts from a Life

Every Saturday, I invite you to meet 15 year old Carol who is dieting in the hopes that thinness will win the boy of her dreams, Chevy.

June 2, 1975
Today I weigh 130 lbs.

June 13, 1975
Today I thought I was over Chevy. I told Laurie and JoAnne that I was. Then I got to thinking of him and all of sudden I felt sad that I thought that. So I went and told Laurie that it wasn't over, not for awhile anyways.

June 19, 1975
I got 100% in Geometry. I am so glad. The other kids clapped when they found out and Bonnie K. shook my hand. I'm really proud.

June 20, 1975
Went to Mango's in the evening. We went to the park and swung. Summer, you're beautiful.
I'm trying not to think about Chevy. I'm getting an honor pin, hurray!

June 22, 1975
Went to church. I haven't been for such a long time.
Rlynne, Mango and I went for a walk in the afternoon. We met Cindy and Aline. Cindy said, "Do you look good." So we all went walking around.
I saw Chevy's car coming and there were two people in it. I got kinda scared. When he passed, he looked at me. I just glanced at him cause I wanted to see who the other person was. Luckily it was only his Dad.
Rlynne whispered, "He's looking at you."
After he passed the corner, he really sped up.
Mango said, "Did you see the way he was looking?" I thought she meant it was a dirty look so I didn't answer. Then she said, "It doesn't look as if he hates you."
That made me very happy.


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Ah, to be a teenager again! Do you know what ever happened to Chevy? Do you still see him?
I still talk to some of my high school flings -- especially, though, my wife. We had our first date 22 years ago, when I was a senior. Some things hang on...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely idea's great fun to read your memories...I'm here from Michele tonight, and if you have a moment, the "LIE" on my blog is now revealed! lol

Carol said...

J. Andrew,
Ah, you will have to wait for the story to tell...

Hi OOLotH!

Trinity13 said...

Awww, what a cute idea!

Btw, Michele sent me!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A great idea there, Carol. Well written.

colleen said...

Hi Carol, I still have a diary from when I was 10. It is so boring. I guess if I waited till I was 15 to do one, it would have been more interesting. It's the only thing I have left from my childhood.

I wonder how it all turns out.

Carol said...

Thanks Jean Luc.
I will have to check your blog out to see how everyone on the Enterprise is doing these days.

Colleen, Was that a 5 year diary?