Friday, October 2, 2009

Childhood Letters

One of my very first friends in the world was a girl named Kelly.
Kelly and I met in kindergarten and lived in the same neighborhood.
Everyday we walked to school together.
We were both skinny and often got teased for being the tallest girls in the class.

I think that's why we formed a bond so early on.
Throughout our childhood we wrote each other letters and notes.
Guess what?
I still have those letters!

All 30-something of them...

The funniest notes are the ones we wrote in junior high.
Kelly was the Bee Gees #1 fan and quite obsessed
with Barry Gibb, I might add.

The movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
came that year, and we must have seen it
at least half a dozen times!
Then we started writing each other letters as "Yvonne" (Barry Gibb's wife) and "Linda" (Robin Gibbs wife). Is that a riot or what?!!!

Being the save everything-pack-rat that I am, I found these letters recently and laughed my booty off reading them again!

Thanks to Facebook I recently found Kelly again, and decided to send her a surprise for her birthday. Since she has teenage daughters of her own I thought she might get a kick out of re-living some her junior high memories!


Roxanne said...

Hahah. That is hilarious! I can't believe you kept those letters for so long!

houseofkat said...
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houseofkat said...

Oh my gosh! Sargent Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band!! I LOVED that movie. Musta seen it 20-30 times. I still love all the songs - much better with the Bee Gees singing than the Beatles though. Did I ever tell you the first concert I went to was the Bee Gees? And Andy Gibb sang too! :)

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

That is too funny! What great memories! The Bee Gees! Saturday Night Fever! I am really dating myself here! But I loved it!

elizabeth said...

That is such a great story! And also one of the many reasons I love Facebook - it's fun to find old friends and catch up again.