How texts used to look

1984 Grade 9 Notes_2





Do kids today have anything to hold on to other than their phones? Don’t get me wrong –  I love my new iPhone and all that it does.  But in 20 years, will people be able to have trips down memory lane by looking at old texts the way I do with old notes?  How do they determine the mathematical likelihood of romance  by writing out your name + BOY’s name with T R U E  L O V E ?  Or gems like this:   I was going to my locker, he was passing by so I go “Hi BOY”.  He turns around he goes “Hi.”  He was looking after me with this smile on his face.  BOY2 was there.  WOW.


This is what happens when you want a pet and don’t get one

When you want a pet and don’t get one, you name stuff.  In my case, I decided to make a walnut a pet, and named it Wilma.

Walnut named Wilma

There was also a balloon named Bert.  If you know anything about balloons you know that they are fine for a while and can, in lieu of a pet, make a nice companion.   But in time, they ever slowly start to lose life.  Until there is nothing left but a limp, lifeless, empty balloon.    So I did what anyone would do when a pet dies.  You give it a proper send off.

1984 Bert the Ballon - Under the Lids





If you’re wondering what happens to a balloon after 30 years, it becomes hard and brittle.

Bert the Balloon_2




Of course my kid wants a dog but there is no dog in our family’s future.  But he seems happy just to name fish. RIP Julian.  Long live Beckham.

Bert – you were a good balloon.