Proof positive. Found this while cleaning out our flooded basement: A letter to my grandparents, circa 1984ish, from when I was 10-11-12ish.
Dear grandma and grandpa Wardlow,
I enjoyed that card and read that letter.
I had a slumber party and couldn’t get to sleep for all the noise, and in the morning I couldn’t get awake for all the quiet. ha! ha!
at horse back riding I was one allowed to take the horses out to the field with Tina, (the stable girl) it was dark and, I took out my favourite horse, rustler, who is very comfortable bareback.
NOW, for the BIG part of the letter, story time!
Jill chapter one
“Jill, Jill,” whispered a soft voice, from outside, it was just her brother!
Ever since Jill had moved into the haunted house as it was said to be, she had been scared by Tim lots, of course he didn’t do it on purpose, but he still did it.
Jills brother came quietly through the door, and shut it behind him, “I heard something” he whispered “listen” “its probably just the wind” Jill said out loud.
“Sh!” he whispered loudly “I can hear it again” Jill listened carefully “its a thumping” she said, sitting bolt upright.
Suddenly the room was filled with sounds laughs, crys, screams, whispers, and once in a while the word H E L P!…….
until next letter,
with much love,
and an extra kiss for luck!
(more about Jill next letter)
Now you know. Writer for life.