The Tiger Times

When I went home a month or so ago for my niece's graduation... my dad had run across some old stuff of mine that had been hiding in the nooks and crannies of their house. And among the lost treasures was a newspaper from my 5th grade year in elementary school! Woah! Talk about a time warp!

It was crazy to look back through the pages and find that I knew practically everyone who had written something. And on top of that... there were pictures of the guy who ended up being my catcher all through high school baseball, a buddy from Chicago who turned me on to my beloved Cubbies, my second grade sweetheart, a girl I kissed in 5th grade, and one of my good friend's mother. Crazy!

And if you take a quick peek at the front page... you'll see yours truly sporting a plastic sword and tights as one of the star-crossed lovers. It was actually quite a production for a bunch of 5th graders... and I'm sure that I'll eventually find the video hiding somewhere as well.

If you're even remotely interested in it... or if you're actually in this thing... you can read through most of it HERE.


Blogger || davidjay || said...

"my second grade sweetheart, a girl I kissed in 5th grade, and one of my good friend's mother."

- Is the above all the same person?

7/21/2007 1:59 PM  
Blogger Brett Austin said...

Yes my friend... I was very mature for my age! :o)

Noooooo... actually three different people all together.

7/21/2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger Autie said...

This is classic!! I had to read through the whole thing. Good old George E. Harris and the G.A.T.E program.

I recognized so many of your friend's names; Greg, Ryan, Tara. It was crazy to see you in those tights again (by the way I remember what a great job you did and how hard you worked), crazy to see Jennifer and read the piece by Cristin in the 3rd grade. Funny to look back at Russ, JJ, Jason and Mercedes. Time warp for sure!


7/27/2007 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Your loving Mom! said...

We have the video, Brett, here at "home". You can definitely find it and relive the experience.

Remember the huge wind and rain storm the night of your big performance? What a mess that was.

We were all so excited and proud of your hard work and performance. Not very many fifth graders have the ability to be so self-confident and talented as you were at that age.
Mrs. LoBello was an amazing teacher to teach and to direct all of you in such a huge production. ....Imagine getting fifth grade boys to wear tights and dance in front of an audience!!

7/27/2007 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Cristin (and Jennifer =) said...

you wish it was all the same person =) who'd of thunk i had published poetry? thank you for that blog (i totally remember when you wore those tights...scary). and my mom says "hi." laterade.

8/08/2007 12:06 AM  

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