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    Recollections of friends and faces that have passed – or persisted- in my life.

    Ms. Thornton, Tim Fox, and Fifth Grade

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    When I was in fifth grade, my little universe shifted quite a bit because our family made a major life change. Our parents moved us across town in Albuquerque, from an older neighborhood of smaller, simple homes and young families, to the wild frontier of a new neighborhood at the north edge of the...

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    Chris Jones*

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    In the summer after my 4th grade year of elementary school, my parents bought a home way out north in Albuquerque (at the time) and moved us to a street that was near the edge of town. The development was new enough that the land on the south side of the main road we...

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    Scott Pendleton

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    When I started high school, I was a kid in transition. I was growing at odd intervals. My acne ebbed and receded like waves on a beach. I was in a lot of activities, and I was pretty anonymous in all of them. And I was adrift socially (as I have often been since)....

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    Brent Cannedy

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    Anytime I hear a song by Chicago, and specifically from albums 16 or 17, I am carried back to my sophomore and junior years in high school.  I think this is in part because both albums had singles in heavy airplay as either new releases or recurrent singles during those years- Chicago was hot...

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