Nostalgia

I know, I get a new blog and never post. I’ll try harder. I’ve been very busy…

Thursday we had a Yeomen practice until 5. It didn’t go very well, I got very stressed and frustrated because of the ‘constructive’ critisizm the soprano section was recieving. I have to learn not to assume it’s always me Angela is talking about. I had a rough evening, ended up crying on Mom’s shoulder for a while…but I hadn’t been able to do that for a year or so, it was good.

This morning started out hard, the aftermath of yesterday, and it didn’t help matters any when I arrived at school and discovered I had left my math take home test and English essay at home. Then I went to Science class and found I hadnt’ done my homework. I managed to get it done, but when Mrs. Simpson tried to explain this Chemistry we’re starting…it’s not something that I’m understanding. It didn’t help that Mike was sitting next to me talking constantly. To himself, to other people, to Mrs. Simpson when she was out of earshot…I know some people might hate me for saying this, but it’s pretty stupid to get mad at the teacher for calling you on something that’s against the rules. It IS her job, you know…

Mom and I went out to Jewel Falls today. We hadn’t been yet this year. It brought back a lot of memories…like when a young John S. ran away from Matt, Than, me, and our moms in pursuit of a train. Oh dear, the Audobon Kids! When the four of us were little, Mom took us out to the Maine Audobon very frequently. We had all sorts of ‘adventures,’ starting with the time John and I got stuck in the mudflats. Mom had to hold a big stick way out and pull us free…I ended up leaving my boots behind and walking in my socks, but she got them for me. From that day forth we began to call ourselves the Audobon Kids. I can remember almost all of our adventures, as we called them…
The Audobon Kids Get Stuck in the Mud
The Audobon Kids Lose John!!!
The Audobon Kids Hunt for Trilobites- our slightly naive friend John was absolutely certain he had found the extinct trilobite. Mom was hard pressed to dissuade him. We actually have a picture of John with his trilobite…
The Audobon Kids Get Lost!!!- I remember this one. Our car broke down with Matt, Than and me inside. We had a lot of fun speculating about all the awful things that could happen to us, like having to sleep on the sidewalk by the Shaw’s payphone. Much to our dissapointment and mom’s relief, that never happened.
That’s all I can remember right now…John graduates this year. Any of you who saw the mikado will remember him as KoKo.
I’ll miss him a lot…we’ve been such good friends for so long. And he’s grown up now! I’m glad Matt’s half a year younger than me. John and I never had any songs together in the G&Ss, but Matt and I probably will. I hope so. The exciting thing about The Mikado was that all four of us were on stage together for the first time since our childhood productions of “Stupidlocks and the Three Big Fat Stupid Bears.” This original show featured John as Papa Bear, me as Mama Bear, Than as Baby Bear, and Matt as Stupidlocks, whose fate was inevitably to eat too much pudding and explode. This was our favorite play. I also remember John’s favorite game, one of my earliest memories: City Hall is flooding. We all climbed up on the big chair and clung to it, yelling for help and barely escaping with our lives.
Some of you may remember the large dirt pile to the side of our house, between the garage and the shed? Well, it used to be much larger and higher, and we played the same game on that. But the pile had a name. John, whom we held in some sort of awe, was a faunt of information, and we were amazed when he told us exactly what this pile of dirt should be called: The Giant Goosebump. For several years, we called it by this name….none of us ever questioned why, thought I do remember asking what sort of bump it was and why a giant goose had it…
I’ll miss him a lot. I hope we get to keep in touch.
If anyone who knows John reads this, please refrain from bringing these things up in his hearing…he’d probably find them embarrassing.

6 Comments

  1. Krissy Said,

    May 14, 2005 @ 9:52 pm

    Hahahahahaha! Wow, a giant goosbump?! Cool! I wish I could have seen it…! =P
    You just made my day, Hannah.
    =)

  2. Sonja The Fantastik! Said,

    May 18, 2005 @ 9:03 am

    OOOOH! I like chemistry. =)8 What are you doing?
    Did I ever tell you the story about the time Kiy, Nate, Paul and I got stuck on the mud flats out back of his house??? Hahaha!! I’ll tell you about it sometime. I t was priceless!

  3. Hannah Said,

    May 18, 2005 @ 4:26 pm

    Oh, do tell, Sonybean! I’d love to hear it. We need to get together soon…(like that’ll ever happen. bleh. finals. Plays.)

  4. Sonja The Fantastik! Said,

    May 18, 2005 @ 7:27 pm

    Ok, so I was probably 11 or 12, and it was spring so Nates little stream thingummy was swolen with melted sonw, etc. (AKA it was atually a stream ,not just a pathetic rivulet). We (Me, Kiy, Nate, and Paul- you remember Paul, right? short kid with blond hair who lived next door to Nate) were all wearing boot and exploring down the stream, and our object was, of course, to go have fun and get as muddy as possible in the process. So we got to this place that we not imfamously refer to as “the mud flats”, and we were mucking along having a grand time, when Nate got stuck. I was a little stuck, but not as heavy as Nate, so it wasn’t much of a problem. Paul managed to get to the side, kinda out of the mud, and Krissy was lagging behind a little ways, so she didn’t follow us into the worst bit. But anyhow, Nate was stuck. We had sticks along (we were probably playing Redwall), but Nate didn’t have one or something, and he lost his ballance. =)8 He toppled over onto his back in the mud!! HAhahaha! Then Paul and Krissy were laughing hysterically and incapable of helping, so I managed to free myself enough and tossed Nate my stick so he could stand up. He did, then lost his ballance AGAIN and toppled over onto his side. This happened several times in the next few minutes, and Nate was absolutely saturated with mud by the time he got out. He had mud in his boots, his hair, all over his clothes (even, reportedly, in his underwear…) It was the funniest thing EVER!!!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!!! =)8 =)8 Yay. Thats my story. =)8
    We should definitely try to do something soon. Ok, I have some jouyus homework to do. Ta!

  5. Hannah Said,

    May 19, 2005 @ 6:21 am

    Sonja, that’s hilarious! Ack, I can’t laugh loud…it’s only six thirty…*snork*

  6. Krissy the Not Fantastik...Krissy the FantastiC Said,

    May 23, 2005 @ 12:59 pm

    Teeheehee that was a really funny day, although I felt kinda bad for Nate…=)
    Get together we should…ya…ya…ya…
    REALLY tired from Spring Fling, which was tons and tons of fun!

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