In an effort to sort out my household insurance Gideon
1. An original story entitled "The Mystery of the Dream Team" written by a ten-year-old me, Stuart and our primary school friend Lesley. The story is about a magic ball (why, I don't know!) that grants the person who picks it up a magic wish. Why we were spending our spare time writing stories, I'll never know. Still, re-reading it was good for a LOL. I'm just grateful I've been cured of my childhood desire to use excessive ellipses.
2. Speaking of Stuart! We've managed to keep this friendship going (go team!) and, when I turned 21, there was no-one better suited to MC my party and give a speech. Everyone agreed it was the best speech of the night and I'll always keep these notes from it. I'm very grateful for this friendship. Now go follow him on Twitter. He's a hoot.
3. When I moved out of home my brother was mad at me for leaving him alone with our parents. He'd write me cards to make sure I was guilt-wracked. This is one of my favourites -- the words "To my lovely sister" were printed on the card. He added the "why did you abandon me?"
4. Remember when we still stored music and pictures and documents on CDs?! Somehow I ended up with one of Jared's playlists. He must have been around 12 at the time. It is hilarious! Let's just say it features a few Usher tracks...
5. The most precious stack of papers I own. Pages and pages of hand-written, posted letters from Gideon. He wrote letters and posted them. I emailed him back. It drove him mad but he still wants to marry me.
6. Pictures. Girlfriends from highschool days in our Matric Dance dresses, sitting on the floor (important to note: this was weeks after our actual dances) and pictures of my cousins and I playing makeshift instruments (early 90's represent!) -- they all make me smile.
Before you laugh at me I know you're hiding some embarrassing paraphernalia in your desk drawers so, tell me, what bits-and-pieces can you never part with?
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