Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ramblings of a 10 year old - circa 1975


This is hilarious. It is a letter that I wrote to my Aunt Janet back in 1975 when I was 10 years old. She gave it to me several years ago, and I came across it the other day as I was going through old papers. I used to love to write letters. I'm pretty sure this was my first "scented" stationary. I loved "scented" stationary. I still love cards and stationary today. Oh MY GAH.......................brings back memories. Here's what the letter says:
Dear Grandma & Janet,
How are you? I'm doing fine. I went to camp last week and it was fun. When we came down to see you I forgot to tell you that I saw a nut house but I forgot where it was. When daddy went to the high school union he got trophies for the most children but he didn't have the most he just had the oldest ones. Ha! I found a picture of mama and you in the photo album when you were little and put it in my coin purse. I had fun but I have been miserable with headaches because I keep hitting my head on things.

Tomorrow the avon lady is suppose to go to Debbie's house. I got my puppy love pin and I going to get some perfume. That's one reason why I like summer. Ha! Mary and Grandma just got back from Arizona Thurs. night and then Mary went to see her boyfriend in Houston. So I hope to see her before the summers over.

Your loving niece,
Sandy Graham
(a year later, in the 5th grade, I decided that "Sandy with a "y" didn't suit my personality - so I decided to be "Sandi with an i" )

So let me translate some of this:
Grandma and Janet aka Janae- are my mom's mother and sister
By "nuthouse" - I was referring to a mental institution.
Union - I was born when my dad was a Senior in High School - so we had just come back from his 10 year high school reunion. I am the oldest and have 3 younger brothers (which warrants a separate blog all by itself).
Hitting my head on things - I do not know or remember what that was about - but it cracks me up.
Debbie - she was our babysitter who introduced me to Avon.
Puppy love pin - That brings back awesome memories. I HEARTED the puppy love pin. Here is a link - it's on ebay - so this link may not work for long.
Mary and Grandma - My Dad's sister and mother.
As you can see, I was just as dramatic at 10 as I am today.

2 comments:

Carla said...

That is so hilarious Sandi! Hope you're having a great day :) Aunt Moe still has a letter that I wrote at about the same age that said I promised to take care of her when she was an "old fogey" and I signed it and everything. She occasionally reminds of my committment :)

nanal said...

Hi Sandi......how fun to have found something so precious from your past ! Isn't it neat.......to find out how we thought and felt as a ten year old ?.........I mean.......a few years later......ahem ! Anyway.......thanks for sharing......and .....keep looking !...........peace and love......Norma