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We were the original “facebook”


Recently, I gave my son, Ashton, a journal.  I have been trying to encourage him to write his thoughts and feelings.  As I began digging through all of my own old diaries, I found the notebooks we used to pass between friends and classes.  We would each taking turns with this notebook and draw pictures or cartoons, write about whatever”boring teacher” we were ignoring, talk about the latest romance, or write specific notes to specific people.  All day long, as the person writes a few messages or whatever, they pass it along to another of the people in our group.  They take a turn and pass it on to whoever they see next.  And so on…

We were the original facebook!  🙂 

PS  I still have the majority of our books.  Hmm…