Writer’s Workshop: Diary entry, age 13

Me at 13

I did keep multiple diaries when I was 13. Well, one for poetry and stories and one for personal things (both given to me by my awesome Aunt Kathy.)

So here it what I’ve dug up:

Diary entry from 13 yr old me
December 10th, 1984
“Dear Diary,
I guess a lot has changed since October when we moved to Margarita!
Derek P. left :(, Toneta D.’s last day is Friday :(.
Don’t know how many people are still leaving. 🙁
Thank goodness Jennifer, Ivette, Jody, Karine, Tony are still here.
Went to a party at Ivette B’s on Saturday. It was Panamanian Mother’s Day and Ivette’s birthday (Friday, the day before the party.) All of her cousins and other family were there, but we (kids) all went to the bowling alley and played video games. It was fun! Yesterday we went to Meme and Popie’s on the Pacific side and shopped.
M.M. “
Picture from my scrapbook
(Me in the middle – Karine to the right of me, Jennifer in the lower right.)

Jennifer and myself at our 20 yr reunion this summer

Me, Derek, and Mai Grace at the 20th reunion

Another Entry

“Time Capsule- 1984
Reason: So I’ll remember what it like when I’m grown.
Pop songs:
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Carma Camelian- Boy George
Thriller- Michael Jackson
Breakdance- Irene Cara
18 Wheeler- Alabama
Islands In the Stream- Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
Panama- Van Halen
Jump- Van Halen
Purple Rain- Prince
Ghostbusters- Ray Parker Jr.
Karate Kid
(I had a whole list of my friends here)
Flashdance shirts (cut up shirts on top of t shirts)
Mini skirts
Oriental writing shirts
Blue jeans
OP clothes
Polo shirts
(Wow, that sounds familiar doesn’t it?)
Breakdancing is popular- the worm, windmill, popping, the wave…”
If you have the urge run on over to Mama Kat’s and join the fun!