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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Searching for Sioux

And Jenny Morrow, and Kathryn Pallotta. Elizabeth Goodfellow. Susan Handschiegal.

The Google Aerial view and Hola, Isabel's post on reconnecting got me googling.

I don't know what happened to these four girls. Beth was my KINDERGARTEN best friend. I don't really expect to have much in common with my best friend at age five, but I'm still curious what happened to her. I think she went along a very predictable route and is probably married with kids. She was blonde and pretty and thin.

Jenny was first grade - we talked far too much. She was a tiny, thin little girl who pointed with her middle finger. She was a bit left of center, and probably went a bit bohemian (I think her parents were, anyway).

Kathryn (Kit Kat), second grade, I vote most likely to have joined a sorority. Everything about her was neat and in place. She was small, and had two much older brothers. Possibly in college by the time I knew her.

And Sioux (Susan) was third grade, my crazy twin.

My friends never seemed to mesh well at the same time, and though Jenny, Kit Kat, and Sioux were all in third grade together, I think I was the only commonality among them. I have always wondered what happened to them. I think if you stay in one place your friendships have the luxury of growing and changing, and you can decide who will know you from age 5 on up. But when you move a few times your friendships are amputated, and though we tried to write, junior high doesn't translate well on paper. I wonder who I'd still be friends with had I stayed somewhere.

4 Comments:

Blogger *lynne* said...

i was fortunate to have gone to the same primary & secondary school, 11 years of school in the same place, and therefore established lots of lasting friendships - many became my substitute support network for the nonexistent family one :) There are a few who were like you - moved away at some point - and I wonder about them too - tried facebooking them a few weeks ago, to no avail... not sure where else to look... good luck with *your* search!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

It's hard to find girls via google since most of us change our names when we get married.

Here's hoping your friends will google themselves and find this post and YOU!

Good luck.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Howdy! Not sure where she is today, but I knew Sioux around 1994 - 1995. Here's a picture from 1995:

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Cabin/5446/images-/gallery2/sioux.jpg

She was a riot - loved her. Wish I knew where she was today!

- Joe

12:23 PM  
Blogger Sioux said...

Oh, hi, this is Sioux. Just for fun: I turned out to be a heavily tattooed punk rocker spending most of my time in NYC. Well, until about 2 months ago when I decided I'd try Louisville, KY. Sometimes, things looks a helluva lot better on paper...
Drop a line at some point: everglade78@yahoo.com
Love on ya,
Sioux

6:17 PM  

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