Here I've signed my name to the top of a paper brought home from Kindergarten.
I'm left handed and when I first started writing I wrote from right to left, completely mirrored. In fact I can still write like that today without a lot of thought.
Here I am practicing writing my name. Apparently I also liked to practice writing my sister's name (Alison) as well. I have her name written all over lots of my papers.
I found my Cabbage Patch dolls' birth certificates. I had erased their given names and had given them my own. (Cleveland Yves became Chad Ryan because it was 1985. I feel like it's 1985 just reading that again. And Callie Calli became Kelly Calli for awhile) But at some point I decided to go back to their original names and had rewritten them back in pencil, including a heart over the i.
The dress I wore while performing 'Tomorrow' from 'Annie' in the school talent show from 4th grade was wadded up in the bottom of the box next to my ribbon for first place. My Mama made that dress for me. I loved it. It's a shame I can't even come close to wearing it now. I'd still rock it if I could in some way.
Apparently I've been drawing floorplans for my entire life. I think I was around 12 years old in this one.
But my favorite thing by far in the box was this handmade Christmas card from my sister, sometime during our elementary school days.
I think this sums it up for both of us even now. She's still my best bud(d)y even though we're sisters and I love her very much.