MY MOM SENT ME A BOX MARKED "CHILDHOOD STUFF" AND I OPENED IT

  1. Repurposed Ocean Spray box!
  2. Junior high insect collection, aka I am obviously a serial killer. I remember loving this project way too much. We made our own kill jars out of Tupperware and nail polish remover. For science!!
  3. But would a serial killer receive this amazing Patriot Award? (We were the Jefferson Junior High Patriots.)
  4. Junior high school single earring look.
  5. Does that moon have a dark side? YES.
  6. Photo of my grandpa getting his drink on. Gan bei!
  7. A "novelization" of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Worth every cent, all 79 of them.
  8. Camp counselor manual! I was a LIT (leader-in-training) at Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wisconsin. Too old to be a camper, young enough to be hoodwinked into working for free.
  9. Makeup compact I stole from my mom.
  10. Can't describe it - but when makeup smelled especially makeup-y.
  11. Shell encrusted jewelry box - to hold all my single earrings?
  12. Rock collection.
  13. More than one. Science!
  14. Plus art, too. High art.
  15. Some very Chinese fabric I draped all over my college dorm. Apparently some non-childhood stuff made it into this box.
  16. And me! The red velvet vest. The lace collar. Kinda wish I still had those plastic barrettes.