1974 – “Jimmie”:
From the “I’m Chevy Chase And You’re Not” Department:
When I was a kid we took regular trips to nearby attractions, “nearby” meaning “The Northeast and Atlantic Seaboard”. One of our favorite destinations was Washington, D.C., home of (at the time) very clean subways, some parks, the Smithsonian, and an unusual concentration of memorial sites. Oh also there are a lot of lobbyists there. But when I wrote this letter to my grandmother, I had bigger things on my mind than stuff like that.
One question people like to ask is, why did I start writing horror novels and stories? Maybe it’s because of this:
So this week I reached into my pile of ancient elementary school paperwork and pulled out this one:
It’s never too soon to learn about the “five” senses:
I’m not sure if this checklist considers “Tells On Other Children” to be a good thing or a bad thing. And “Participates Freely in Singing”? I find that hard to believe!
From the “Was This Really Homework?” Department: