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Flashback Friday — School Daze

It’s Catherine’s last official day of classes — Monday, she’ll start the four-week internship at Mead School Child Care Center that will mark the end of senior year.

This week has been a mad dash of finishing projects, getting teacher signatures, turning in textbooks and otherwise running around. She will surely crash this weekend and then must dig in to tasks and checklists in the Welcome Packet Hofstra sent this week.

It seems fitting, then, to flashback to one of her first days of school, in 2002, Mrs. Stroble’s Kindergarten class at the International School at Dundee.


The assignment was to create an autobiographical poster.

I love how she worked in a bunch of seahorses at the top (she was in her marine biology phase at the time), along with a rendition of the Greek flag, signifying the only part of her heritage we knew back then since I hadn’t yet found my first mother, Pat.

That would me depicted in the center. I think you’ll agree she captured me perfectly. And Basil’s hair, in the image to the right of me, never looked better.

Down at the bottom, next to the drawing of a table and chairs, is this declaration: “I like to eat mac and cheese.”

Some things never change.


About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday — School Daze

  1. Oh, what a sweet photo! Hug those memories tight, Terri! Good luck to all of you as you experience this transitional summer.

    Posted by momshieb | May 16, 2014, 7:19 pm

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