I’ll be honest with you. As a child, Labor Day filled me with dread. School would begin the next day. I’d spend the night tossing and turning until just before dawn when sleep would close my eyelids with the weight of cement blocks.
From what I remember, the first day of school would roll out much like Charlie Brown depicted. The wah-wah-wah-wah conversations, hot cream cheese sandwiches that stuck to the roof of my mouth, and saddle shoes that blistered my ankles. Then came the endless worry of did-I-forget-to-put-on-deoderant?
Do you have any of those memories? Good to look back and laugh at them now, eh? 🙂
I wanted to share a memory that, for me, never gets old. As we celebrate this last holiday of summer, I hope the truths wonderfully told by Mr. Red Skelton, a gone but not forgotten entertainer, warms your heart.
By Amre Cortadino
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