My best friend in grammar school was nicknamed “Giggles,” so that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt for today. In case Judy Garcia (her maiden name, as I assume she’s married now) is reading this, yes, I remember you. It’s hard to believe I graduated from grammar school 20 years ago now, but it was June 7, 1996 — my 14th birthday. I didn’t have a lot of friends in school, being the overweight, unattractive nerd that I was, but I had a few, and she was one of them. I miss her, just like I miss all of them, even the people I didn’t like. I often wonder what everyone is doing now, two decades later. Are they still living in Chicago or have they, like me, since moved away? Did any of them go to college? Are they married? Do they have kids?
Do you ever think about the people you went to school with, be it grammar school or high school? I sometimes do.