White Blonde Towhead


Join with me as I join Janna in recording my youth for my superstars!

A full year in Two Harbors made many great memories for my 2nd grade year.  I was 7 years old and one of the most down-to-earth 2nd graders I have ever known.
2nd grade holds random memories for me.
  •   My teacher’s name was Mrs. Schmid.
  •   I liked to tease my friend Andy Saur by chanting, “Andy Saur tells the hour.” (wasn’t I original?  This must be the beginning of my talent of nicknaming people–aka the lack thereof)
  •   I had white blonde hair and I was one of the shorter people in my class.
  •   I was supposed to read a book from a collection that Mrs. Schmid had each about a different job and then write a “report” (you know know what I’m talking about: 3 sentences).  I WANTED to write about being a teacher but someone was using that book, so I chose a ballerina book.  (I can’t dance.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  Maybe that was my mourning over the fact that I have 2 left feet)
  •   I was a princess for Halloween and I LOVED my princess skirt.  It was shiny and pink and really soft.  My mom bought a masquerade mask to wear with it, but I did NOT want to wear it and I felt like I was a traitor to my mom.
  •   We lived across the road from Lisa and Brian Peterson.  Lisa was in my class–I think, and Brian was in Andrew’s class.  They had a German Shepherd and had an uncle with a German Shepherd with 3 legs.  The 3 legged dog chased my brother and nipped his armpit.  Still to this day I don’t really like German Shepherds.  I am working on it.
  •   We got a dog and named her Brandi.  Then, she died because she got hit by a car on our road. And my brother saw it happen.
  •   My best friend, Barbie Johnson, would go outside for recess in the winter without her snowpants and I was so jealous because I always felt like I needed to wear mine because my mom sent me to school with them.
  •   I told everyone in my class that there was NO Santa Claus.  That he was just made up and didn’t really exist.  Those who disagreed with me asked, “Who gives us our presents?”  And to that I answered with attitude, “Your PARENTS!”  Like of course!
  • We went to Two Harbors Baptist Church for a while and then, we changed and went to Two Harbors Evangelical Free Church.
  •   Our family went hiking at Gooseberry Falls every Sunday.  And in the winter, we went cross country skiing.
  •   I cracked my chin on the stairs in our house and it gushed and gushed blood.  I probably should have had stitches, but we didn’t go in to the ER.  Instead, I still have a scar!
  • There was a bear at our tree house and my brother met up with it face to face.  Then, he turned and RAN! 
  •  Our house had a little creek running beside it and it was so fun to play in!  I loved it!
  •  Our family would go to Hardees, pick up supper, and then park at Lake Superior to eat in the car.  We had some simple and family traditions like that!
2nd grade was fun! 

About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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10 Responses to White Blonde Towhead

  1. Dana says:

    Impressive memory!!! That's nice that you wore your snowpants since your mother sent them with you 🙂

  2. It is so fun to look back. I'll never forget in 1st grade I took my brother's leather vest to school in my lunchbox, wore it on the playground, and he saw me in it (he was in 6th). Boy, was HE mad!

  3. Ginny Marie says:

    You remember way more about second grade than I do! I think I was the one who spoiled Santa Claus for the kids in my class, too, around second grade… I was always such a know-it-all!

  4. WOW!! You have an awesome memory! I should really start doing this same thing while w/ the memories I have left….

    A bear!!! Seriously!!!! Wowee…

  5. Wow! What awesome memories… hiking every Sun… a lovely tradition!!

  6. Donette says:

    It's always the simple traditions that are the most memorable – like eating Hardees in the car. My dad loves ice cream and we often went to Dairy Queen after church for a blizzard.

  7. Let's see. In second grade I broke my elbow. It was when I was in pre-school, kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and (the BIG one!) fifth grade that I had various accidents which resulted in cuts in my head. Which resulted in stitches. For which I do have scars.
    So don't blame the scar on not having stitches. *grin*

  8. Love reading yours…I just smile and laugh out loud. My daughter nick-names everyone…and she is 19!!! Your personalities seem to be alike.
    Enjoyed…great memories…loved how how your wrote it out…see you next week for the rest of the story,
    Janette

  9. Amanda says:

    You are adorable. I love it!! Hope you guys have a fun Fourth!

    Be blessed-
    Amadna

  10. Janna says:

    I liked the way you made a list of quick snipets of memories. And a picture Hooray! You are the original superstar! So cute! Judy (group ?) busted her chin in 2nd grade too!

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