My mother was a teacher, my dad was the Phys Ed director in my town, and my older sister went to school. I had to stay home with the babysitter while everyone else in my family went to school. Needless to say, I wanted to go to school just like everyone else.
I kept asking when I could go to school. My mother showed me on the calendar how many days had to go by before I could finally go. I counted, and counted, and finally, the day came.
School was cancelled because of Hurricane Donna.
"But you promised." I was inconsolable. I remember my mother bringing me out to the front porch, trying to convince me that they wouldn't let children go to school when the weather was that bad.
I must have gone to school the next day, but I really don't remember.
It was the intense emotion that I remember to this day. Yet another lesson on the brain and emotions. And another hurricane story.
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