THANK YOU, SANDY
YOU SHOULD BLOG SO GOOD
This Lady Was Nice Enough To Invite Me To Her Blog
You should check it out. Although she doesn't live in the real world, she writes as if she did. Sandy is an Army wife, living in Germany. But she brought along all of her stuff, like family and friends and junk, in her head. Almost every day, she opens her head, and takes stuff out. Then she puts it out, on-line, in her blog, "The Dirty Ashtray." It's like a garage sale, but all the stuff is free. You can browse through the contents of her life pretty much every day. Here's what I got there, once:
On the Edge.
* Memory Lane
— Sandy @ 11:18 am
The last great summer I spent with my friend Jeane was the year we were 15yrs old. We were on the edge of dating and boy we both couldn’t wait to start doing that. That summer Jeane came with my family to our cabin at Lake Sinclair for a week long trip. We spent our days sunbathing on the dock, fishing with my Dad and we flirted with all the good lookin’ boys passing by in their boats. At night we’d sneak back out on the dock to smoke and we went skinny-dipping alot. I remember laying on our towels soaking wet and looking up at the stars…Jeane & I would talk for hours it seemed like. We talked about boys, school and our future. We also swore to always we friends. We knew that in the fall things might change, we’d seen it happen with our older siblings and we promised it wouldn’t happen to us. That week was so wonderful but I didn’t know it at the time but it was also a farewell of sorts. Things changed alright and they changed fast. Jeane blossomed alot sooner than I did and she turned 16 before me so she was dating…..Jeane got everything first, her boobs, her period, a car and now romance. A few times I would see her come home from one of her dates…I’d be on my back patio and I’d hear her laughing, telling her date good-night and I’d see them kiss. The next day I would always walk up to her house, we’d go behind her Dad’s shed and smoke. There Jeane would tell me about all the stuff she’d do with the boys on her dates. Honestly…I was jealous & disgusted at the same time. She really wasn’t making me want to date with her stories…I wasn’t so sure I wanted to do the things she was doing. Now I think back and I know why all the boys came around her house like dogs in heat..Jeane was “Easy"…but that’s another story. I went to her house for one of her after date confessionals and I found her on the phone. Jeane talked to this boy for 20minutes before she ever acknowledged my presence. I got annoyed and asked her to hang up and she didn’t so I left. It was a long time before I walked up to her house again. We went from sharing everything to just being casual to one another in the hallways at school. I lost Jeane to the dating game.
I’ve kept in touch with her parents over the years and the last time I spoke with Jeane was a good 2yrs ago. She married well, has 2 good lookin’ sons and seems really happy. Jeane isn’t the same girl I grew up with by any means but I still think of her that way sometimes. I got no ill feelings about the past because we were kids. I wonder if she ever thinks back on our trip to the Lake that summer…I hope it’s as good a memory for her as it is me. Even though we parted ways over the years I’m glad she was with me up until we both went over the edge.
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