Tag Archives: likes and dislikes

Old Writing: Part 8::School

I am going to guess this was 4th grade. It was written in cursive and I think we had fruit breaks in 4th grade and another piece that looks identical is from fall of 1966. This was the year I had Mrs. Tidwell, an opera singer-shaped single mother who lamented not being an opera singer, loved Hawaii and for some reason had a huge model of the Marna City building complex in her classroom. I despised Mrs. Tidwell.

School

I like school because we have a fruit break every morning. I don’t like school because I don’t finish my work sometimes. I like school when we have records to play. I don’t like school when we have a short recess. I like school when it’s warm to walk to school. I don’t like school when we have hard work. I like school when we have parties. I don’t like school when we play outside when it is cold. I like school when I am not at school. I don’t  like school when I don’t bring any fruit. I like school when it’s fall and leaves change color. I don’t like school when I get hurt at school. I like school when I go outside and play. I don’t like school when we have a fire drill sometimes. I like school when we have a fire drill sometimes. I don’t like school when I don’t get a ball. I like school when I get a ball.

5 things I hate about fall and 5 things I don’t

I love the way the sky looks impossibly blue behind still green leaves.

I don't like how some leaves turn completely brown.

I love the smell of fallen leaves and the way they sound when you walk through them

I hate the way the fruit from the ginkgo tree makes your feet smell after walking through them

I love the way our sugar maple turns bright orange in the fall.

I hate knowing it will lose all the leaves very soon. (Although birds will be easier to spot when that happens)

I hate the way the black-eyed susans have lost their petals and greenery

But I like the seeds left over that attract the birds.

I dread the falling temperatures.

But I'm looking forward to sitting by a cozy fire.