Tuesday, August 26, 2008

9/11/2001 High School Note

September 11, 2001
So what's up? Wow, today has been a
day! 1st I have this impossible math quiz, then I hear about all these attacks, then I take this impossible physics test, and FINALLY at lunch, I hear that Joanna and Zach are BACK TOGETHER. WOW!!!
Ok- you know the whole story about Joanna liking some freshman so that's why she told Zach she wanted a break? Well, if you don't, DON'T TELL ANYONE I TOLD YOU, b/c I was suppose to keep it secret. But you probably already knew, sooo... today I heard that the guy got a girlfriend so Joanna doesn't like him anymore. At lunch I asked her if she likes Zach, and she said yes. But that's not what she said 2 days ago. Anyway, I think it was Abby that told me right after lunch that they were back together. Wow, way to treat him like shit! Sorry, that was harsh, but you know she still likes the other guy and only feels bad for Zach... Whatever. I still think she's bogus. So anyway, these attacks are crazy. I spent all of 2nd pd and 4/5 watching the news. in 2nd pd. we actually saw the 2 building collapse LIVE. It was so freaky then everything is closed downtown, etc. I'm sure you've heard. It bothers me so much when people are like "yeah war!" in the halls. That's so not even funny. It was freaky- on the news they said that this was the biggest terrorist attack since Pearl Harbor. That is insane. Wow. Anyway, I better go. I'm falling asleep... Tonight I'm going to bed at 10:00. -No PSAT class! Anyway, see ya later

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dear Aunt Bobbie

Dear Aunt Bobbie. I love your dress. Im going to try it on just to make shure that it fits. School is fine, in fact we had a theam night. My class studied simple machines like pulleys wheels and inclined planes. Anyway theam night was fun. At theam night you get a little note pad. The note pad is for your stamps. You get stamps at every class you stop at and look at what they studied. In the simple machines classroom you try to lift a teacher. It is easy you could use your thumb. It is easy because the person your lifting is close to the fulcrum that makes it easyer. We set up other games that have to do with wheels pulleys and inclined planes.

Love: SophieTo: Bobbie

Sunday, August 24, 2008

letter to camp, circa 1997


Lookee here you little person, I'll write you a letter as long as I want with as many words as I want, k? So I just talked to your mom within 10 min. until I would receive your postcard (that dinky little thing) which I may add was 12:33 exactly a few seconds until my favorite time of day. Julie Gilbert cried yesterday you'll find out why later but she's still pouting. Your mom told me to ask you when your performances are (I also want to know) and she wants to know whether or not she & the fam should attend. U stay cool 2 your 'rents. HA. I too can write YM or teen. If you say no & those dates are 7/24-7/27 they may attend my show. By the way the Stari joke was by no means necessary or funny anyways. You know who I still want anyways. (Besides all of them) P.D.B (Hee Hee) I miss you. It's funny. Today I was talking about how I miss you & then I got your letter this afternoon. I'm home alone thank God & both of my parents are unemployd. Needless to say I've been raising other people's kids to expand my wardrobe. It's working. In the meantime I'm thinking about you. You are always right. This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds.

Ms. Adelaide!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Real letters, cards, notes, etc. Written by real people. Sent to real people. Pen, pencil, typewriter, blood; on parchment, notebook paper, greeting card, cocktail napkin. Doesn't matter. These are the things we keep stashed away. They stay special. Email has its place, but it doesn't hold that power. It lacks the sense of permanence and we will never show the long string of "143!!!" "<3 <3 <3" "Thinking of U" messages sent via beloved's Blackberry to our grandchildren.

So screw email.
Fuck email.
Write a letter. Send a card.
If you should be so lucky as to receive a letter, share it! With us! With the world! Send them to me at jillhannahcrafts@yahoo.com.

If you just type up the contents of the letter, please be sure to say on what the letter was written (ie "clean notebook paper, written in purple gel pen"). Names will be changed. If you send me a picture/scan of the actual letter that's even better. I can photoshop names out if necessary.

Now go dig through your shoebox.