I remember breezy early summer mornings; the bright seasonal sun shining through the leaves on the front sidewalk.
I remember the smell of the fresh paint of our Raggedy Ann and Andy themed room. Blue, red, white.
I remember waking for a middle of the night snack of mom’s fried chicken; two thieves in the night.
I remember family t.v. night crammed together on the back porch; sitting on the circular rainbow colored rug hugged by Nana’s crocheted blanket.
I remember the white bread sandwiches cut into triangles I ate in grampa’s kitchen for the last time; the rest of the family was attending his funeral.
I remember sitting in the wood paneled station wagon for what seemed like an eternity as my parents bought our new home; bigger yard, better neighborhood, fresh start.
I remember the first day at my new school, powder blue pleated skirt and nylons; a 4th grader teased me.
I remember the end of the summer block party where we met friends with whom we’d share years of childhood memories.
I remember graduations with new dresses, new shoes and tassels dangling in my face.
I remember the tearful goodbye as I embarked into adulthood at the university.
I remember an entire new set of memories; new friends, drinks, parties, laughter and tears.
20 years remembered in a mere page.