Remember When?


Remember when?  This is one of the best phrases I know.  Remember when? speaks to relationship in a way nothing else does.  One cannot ask the question without relationship that has some time and heft to it.  For Remember when? means maybe you don’t, because it was a while ago.

Oscar, he will tell you who he is, writes today’s reflection.  He speaks about Remember when?

February 27, 2013

Hello my name is Oscar.  I am 13 years old.  I started going to the great Summer Fun Program when I was 3 years old.  My older brothers and sisters started going before I did.  The program helped me learn lots of things.

In the program, I was helped with reading.  I liked the library because the library felt as if it were a home.  I could just sit and learn how to read in a great environment.  If you read a book you would win ice cream.  Any toppings you wanted were there.  At the end of the program, you would get tested in reading.  This helped me become the reader I am today.

The activities were great.  I liked the arts and crafts.  My favorite craft was making boxes out of sticks.  I was very good at that.  My other favorite was making and painting gack.  I liked it because it was like playdoe but felt more loose.

Going to the summer Fun Program, helped me make friends.  Most of the friends I made over there are still my friends today.  My friends and I would read together, make gack together and play together.  We still sit around and think of the great times we had.

Almost every year we would make murals.  My favorite one was the one my brother and I painted together, we painted the sand box.  I still remembered that day.  We both had lots of fun working together.

One thing that everybody loved was going outside.  The day I got there I fell in love with the slide.  The thing that made it better was making a water slide.  Another thing I still like today was 4 square.  Today I consider myself a pro.

The saddest but best part of the day was lunch.  It would be a great way to finish a tired kid.  It gives us more energy to burn.  I loved the lunch.  It was so great tasting.  Burritos, carrots, peaches nachos, bananas, apples, pizza, green bean and hot dogs etc., that was also one of the worst parts of the day.  I didn’t want to go home.  It’s not that I hated home, but I loved the program so much that I didn’t want to leave.

If you live by this program and have kids…  Send them, we will learn a lot together!!!

© David B. Bell 2013


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