In the summer, it would get so hot that the family would sleep in the living room. We had this ancient beast of an A/C, which you had to fill with water to get any cool air out of it.
I didnt realize it at first, but that blurry red light on the stereo system meant that Ill be wearing glasses a few years later.
There was some renovation being done in the kitchen - I forgot if it was the floor or the counters that were being worked on. I was standing outside on the balcony, and I saw across the street a guy shooting a gun down at the ground. A police car stopped him in his car as he was trying to leave the neighborhood.
I was sitting on the couch, watching and singing along to Lamb Chop's Play-Along when one of the neighborhood girls arrived with some foods delivery. It was a little awkward for me.
I remember the first time I shaved - it was shortly before 7th grade orientation. But it was a dry shave, and because I didnt know how to at the time, I shaved only the top half of my growing moustache.
We would put some books under the training wheels of a bike, and had ourselves a stationary exercise bike machine.
I didnt know what shorts were until Field Day in second grade. It was a little difficult doing those activities with loose pants.
We were playing handball, when the ball somehow made its way some distance behind us. I went to retreive it, and hurled it back towards the wall. Instead of hitting the wall, I nailed my friend in the eye with the ball.
In 4th grade, we had a scarecrow competition. I forgot who brought the straw, but we went behind the classroom and scooped up a lot of dirty leaves. The classroom next door won because they stuffed a kid with straws and leaves.
Our bunkbeds werent that great either; the top bunk didnt even have a mattress. However, that meant we could draw on the wooden boards and play Ninja Turtles.
We had a refrigerator in our living room for a few years.
I used to walk over to my cousin's house every other day to play video games. And then he started going to kindergarten, so I was bored on weekdays.
I had the bottom bunk, and a mattress. I would hide stuff under my mattress, because back then, I thought it was ingenious. So under my mattress, I had some cash, and an Archie's Double Digest. On the cover, Betty is calling Archie from a cell phone, and Veronica is telling him not to pick up.