May 06, 2007

Tuesday, May 6, 1975

today at athletics we weren't playing. our team went out onto the football field and practiced. we finished and then we played out parts, as the ten stooges. we fooled around and really made a good effort to be uncoordinated. wouldn't it be funny if we did that at our game tomorrow?

"Hello?", said Jon
"O.K.," a shady voice on the phone said, "if you ever want to see your mother again youll do what I say."
"I will."
"Come to the park at exactly four o'clock tomorrow morning","come alone," the voice said
Jon got in his car and drove to the park.
He waited for two hours until it was four o'clock and the kidnapper arrived.
Jon saw in the shadows a glint of metal and flashing lights, and suddenly the "thing" came forth.
The voice spoke;" I am a robot, I have come from another planet to collect samples of humans" in it's harsh computerlike voice.
"What do you want?", Jon asked.
"You" the robot simply replied.

today when I got home I ate a cinnamon roll and I went out to check my garden. I found I had six pea plants and the same old summer squash. I watered my garden because it looked like it needed it: and wouldn't you know it, we had a good rain this afternoon and then my plants had too much water. this afternoon I planted one of the pussywillows. I had an ingenious idea for doing it. I dug a hole and put in a plastic liner. I filled the hole up with dirt again and put my pussywillow in it. then I used the hose to make a dryish mud all around the plant. I think it will work.
this evening I finished my story with dialogue.
right now I am trying to think up a good ending punch line for my story.
this evening I watched the pilot film to a new series that is coming out in september of this year. It's called "The Invisible man" and its really very good. I can't wait until it comes on tv.
I made the big groucho poster and I am going to bring it to school tomorrow along with the spiral note paper Jon Horton has been waiting ages for.
I ended up the short life of my drawing book and I am going to use my sketch trip book instead. I think that it is a lot better because it doesn't have any ruled lines on it's pages.
for our last edition of our newspaper I am going to write an article entitled "Groucho" It will be an illustrated sort of biography.

May 05, 2007

Monday, May 5, 1975
today in geo. we have mrs. erkhart for a substitute teacher. today I finished my map of south america. I wish mr. bedell were here so I could hand it in and start on my quiz.
12:01 am.
today I made a groucho marx duck. I made a poster of it.
I have decided to make a book of all my drawings. I have already started it.
right now my mom is mad at me because I haven't written in my journal and she wants to put me in bed.
I have the feeling that I will probably go to st. stephens school again next year. I still don't know.
I feel pretty mixed up. I am about to go to bed.
I have been thinking about what I will be when I grow up. I may become a college professor. I could have a lot of spare time and I could get the summer off and I would get paid pretty well.
I wish I wouldn't think so far in the future, because it always bothers my mind with descions which don't make any difference at this point in my life.

May 04, 2007

Sunday, May 4, 1975
11:00 p.m.
this morning I hot up about eleven o'clock, and lazed around until three o'clock, when robert came over and I told him about the praying mantises. robert and I played a few games of ping pong and then me and robert went inside.
I then had breakfast (at three o'clock!) and me and robert played more ping pong until robert had to go home. then out family went down to burke lake and we went to mcdonalds to get food and then we went to burke where we then ate at one of the picnic tables and then me and jenny went for a walk in the nearby woods. jenny wanted to go on the path but I went off through the dense undergrowth. we went over to the shore and I found a ladybug and a nice piece of driftwood.
today I made the decision to go to key intermediate school next year. I think this is a big decision because I may not be able to get back into st. stephens if I don't like it there.
I have spent this evening watching tv.
today I went out to my garden and scattered my praying mantises. I saw that the onions were doing fine, the peppers could use some water, and I threw some rocks out of my garden. but the big news of the day is that I now have some summer squash pants coming up. four or five of them

May 03, 2007

Saturday, May 3, 1975

12:00 ? (midnight)
this morning I got up pretty late, and just as I got up robert called me and asked me to come over to his house to clean the fish pond. when I got to roberts house he was out in his back yard using the aqua-vac to empty the pond. we spent about three and a half hours emptying the pond. then the fun part came. catching the fish. you would get down on your knees and catch the fish with your hands. when we caught the giant catfish, we had found that it had grown tremendously and was spiny and slimy.
we also noticed it had changed color.
while I was there I noticed some flowers called bleeding hearts that have a fascinating shape.
after that me and robert came over to my house and we played until he had to go home.
this evening I went to the carnival again and robert came with us. we rode two rides with jenny and debbie and we also went on the tip top, the paratroopers, the octopus, and we played a few games. we had lots of fun there.
we went home and I watched tv. and I drew two new pages for the woody's of the world book.

May 02, 2007

Friday, May 2, 1975

today at athletics we went out to play soccer and on the soccer field there must have been two inches of mud in some places. I was in most of the time and once, even with the mud I made a great shot away from john leiner and it sailed right to mike small on our team captain. once or twice while we were playing a person or two slipped on the muck and fell flat on his back in the mud.
today I am going to write my english story so I won't have to worry about it.
In reading mrs. price better watch out. I am going to draw such a horrendous monster on my spelling test.
today in science class mr. thompson showed his human side. he talked about how once he had been at a demonstration and he finally was able to blow a bubble of saliva and the lecturer practically smashed him on the head. at least then he probably had a little hair to protect him.

1:30 am.
this evening robert invited me to a carnival.
I took a whole bunch of money and it turned out I hardly spent any of it. the best part of the evening was when me, robert, and mrs. merril went to howard johnson's and got a fudge sundae. we played a game while we were waiting to be served.

May 01, 2007

Thursday, May 1, 1975

(may day)
this morning I got to school on time. today in geo. I finally passed my quiz on europe. now I can go to south america.

today at athletics we picked our three soccer teams. I ended up on mike small's team and then we picked a team name, I think we picked a pretty silly name, "the ten stooges."

11:45 p.m.
this evening I have made a chalk picture of a waterfall. I got It from a picture in our scenic wonders book. I spent a lot of time on it and I am now convinced that I can make just as pretty a picture if a fairly rush. my mountain picture is still the best.
today after school I was pretty mad, I don't know exactly why. I may have just been tired
I have to write a story for english and Its due on monday. I might wright about something that has happened recently.
I am going to have to get a good picture of my metal sculptures and also of my chalk pictures. I also must get the pictures of old sturbridge village into my old book.
this evening I played a good joke on jenny.
today I found out jon horton has to have braces.

April 30, 2007

Wednesday, April 30, 1975
this morning I was awakened by the vacuum cleaner running. I decided to start off early and I got dressed as soon as I got out of bed. I had soft boiled eggs for breakfast,
I have been watching tv. almost ever since.
I have made two pictures today one of a geyser and one of a stream with trees neither is as good as my mountains.

when my mom got home from school I went with her to the commissary. on the way to the commissary we talked about what happened to mrs. Neil. on her way somewhere she was sideswiped by a hit and run driver who was speeding and made a u turn when he wasn't supposed to. in the coincidence someone who worked at a school was going in the opposite direction was almost hit by the same driver and went to help mrs. Neil Lucily mrs. Neil had gotten the license number and not gotten hurt. the other man would testify for her in court as he had seen the whole thing and another coincidence was that mrs. Anderson's son who owns a ham radio and he (by the way, mrs. Anderson is a teacher at the same school) called the police. when the police find the man who did it he's in for it. he hasn't got a chance. on the other hand, he may have had a good reason for what he did.
well, anyway mom and I got milk, eggs, ice cream, and coke at the commissary and brought it home.
robert came over and we played a few games of ping pong and robert had to go home
this evening I drew a picture of a man running a tractor, just to keep in practice with magic markers. I am now confident that I can do as well with markers as chalk. I have included it in the book.
I have given up on my catalog of all my journals It is just too much to catch up on. I will just enter highlights.