January 31, 2012

The Cute Thing Harry Did This Morning

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:22 am

(This should probably become a new category.)

Harry, referring to his book “Little Bunny Follows His Nose”: Bunny! Bunny Honey!
C: Harry, is that your first rhyme?

Harry pauses, then nods enthusiastically and earnestly.

(Okay, maybe you had to be there, but it was pretty awesome.)

January 5, 2012

Very Bad Timing

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:19 am

As you may or may not know, I hate the fact that people are transitory. Despite not having seen a person for years and years, I still want to know where they are and how they’re doing. It’s obviously impossible to keep in touch with everyone all the time, but I still want to. It’s one of the reasons I like Facebook so much (and MySpace before it) - it’s a great way to find the people who were special to you throughout your life - seeing them reminds you of that specialness.

Every once in a while I think of someone, usually from high school or college, and immediately try to find them on Facebook, or if they don’t seem to be on it, I will google them. I thought of someone this morning - she and I were in drama club together, and when I worked at Thom McAn she was right across the mall from me at Chess King. I used to buy five t-shirts for $15 from her. Of course, we lost touch when I went to college, and years and years passed. But now I wanted to find her, and in about a minute I did.

Unfortunately she died four years ago.

I’m strangely a little heartbroken. It seems like I really could have found her, if I had only thought of it sooner. It’s even more upsetting because she worked at my old elementary school, two minutes from my parents’ house, for eleven years, and I had no idea. I’m not sure if I ever could have just stuck my head in to say hi, if that would have been appropriate or whatever, but knowing she was that close in a way makes me even more sad that I didn’t get back in touch with her.

I’m sorry I never got to say hello again, Kasey.

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