EL150: Second grade pen-pals
I loved second grade. Mrs. Timble is probably one of my favorite people ever. In her class we did plenty of fun things, one of them has having pen-pals. We were actually set up through an elementary class pen-pal agency thing, kind of like eHarmony for little kid classes. We were set up with another second grade class in Michigan. At that time I thought this was the greatest idea ever because from a young age I loved writing, and at that age I especially liked writing about myself, which I would be able to do with a pen-pal.
I was given Diana to be my pen-pal. Now as a second grader I think that I was pretty advanced in the grammar category, it was the spelling thing that I had problems with. (Read more about that story on my xanga page, you'll have to scroll down, but it's called The Cover Sheet.) Anyway, so I was easily fed up with Diana because her grammar was TERRIBLE. But since she was a second grader, and I was just clearly advanced I let it slide.
The reason for me telling this story...is because I was reminded of it when I read pages 103 and 104. Because, when re-doing my room the first time, when I was in like sixth grade, I found some of those letters from Diana and decided to become pen-pals with her again, since we started to loose touch after the summer between second and third grade. We stayed pen-pals into Jr. High until I realized that her grammar abilities had not changed, she was the same old Diana. But as we were turning fourteen I couldn't give her the benefit of the doubt anymore, it was driving me CRAZY! So like Lynne Truss I had to end this relationship, though I did not do it as harshly as she did, I just happened to loose touch with Diana and I'm hoping that college is treating her grammar well, and that there is no problem with it now.
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