#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 7th – Memento



I don’t have many mementos of 1975 my first year of teaching.

A lot of memories, a few photos of classes and kids I can’t remember the names of.

It was the year I was married though that was not such a good thing to remember.

But I do have a leather wallet made for me by a student. I do remember my surprise and feeling very flattered when I received it.

The student in question was a farm girl and invited me and others out to her property to see the workings. It was a sheep and wheat farm and we got to see sheep being worked and she taught me to ride a horse and to this day I remember the rash I acquired on the insides of my thighs from sitting in the saddle.

The wallet I still have and I often wonder what became of the girl who way back then thought enough of me to invite me, a city boy, out onto her farm.

There’s always a story behind a memento you hang onto to.


Written for: https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/07/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-7th/

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3 Responses to #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 7th – Memento

  1. Sadje says:

    So right. There is always a story behind a memento.

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