Childhood Memories, Back to School

In Childhood Memories, Life.In.Lists. by Tami Potter

What do you remember about preparing to go “Back to School?”


1. My August birthday seemed to always include school clothes & supplies – It didn’t seem “special” since everyone was getting new stuff.

2. We began shopping for supplies at the beginning of August – though school didn’t start until the day after Labor Day.

3. My favorite school supply was crayons – I pleaded for the big box with 64 colors (it included my favorite color – magenta.)

4. We didn’t have backpacks – but we did buy pencil boxes.

5. We always got a new coat and new shoes. One year I choose a coat that looked like the kings crown on Imperial butter commercials. It was made of red faux fur, trimmed with a white fur with black spots, and had large gold buckles.


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