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Third Grade Recollection

In third grade the students in my class had to participate in a weekly "Show and Tell", which is not uncommon for many elementary schools. There was one Argentine girl (C. W.) in my class who was undebatably the nicest and most decent child in our entire grade. She brought in a small glass ornament to show. I'm not exactly sure if it was a family heirloom, but it was something very unique and important to her parents. She was standing and showing it to the class and for some reason rested it on the chalk tray on the chalk board. Moments later while she was facing the class, it tipped over and hit the floor. It shattered into an unrecognisable mess of a million tiny glass fragments. Of course she broke down in tears as well. It was pretty shocking to watch and, as anyone can see, completely unfair. I find it curious why this memory keeps coming back to me. Bad things happen to good people. Completely unfair.

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  • Mike on November 21, 2003 ~ 12:00 AM

    who knocked it down? if no one touched it, den iz technically her fault, since she obviously placed it in an unstable position. who knos, maybe dis event taught her an important lesson, a lesson dat has shaped da way of thangs ta come for da rest of her life. if ya ask me, i wouldnt change history. ya neva kno wat else mite change. for da worse. cuz ya cant predict dis stuff…