The Loss of Innocence

(7:31:12 PM) Kelley Sosebee: your friends would list boys, and jobs, and salaries, and other random life-related things. Then you draw a swirl, count the loops, and then you count through the lists crossing out that number as you go. So, whatever you have left is who you are going to marry, what kind of house you’ll have, and job, etc
(7:31:47 PM) Graeme Hefner: huh
(7:31:57 PM) Graeme Hefner: I never experienced such a thing
(7:36:02 PM) Kelley Sosebee: i think it was more of a girl thing to do
(7:36:57 PM) Graeme Hefner: Sure, but this must have never fallen into the hands of the boys, like the fortune tellers inevitably did 😀
(7:37:51 PM) Kelley Sosebee: the little folded paper things?
(7:37:56 PM) Graeme Hefner: Oh yeah
(7:37:59 PM) Graeme Hefner: Those were great prizes
(7:38:03 PM) Kelley Sosebee: i can’t remember how to make them 😦
(7:39:04 PM) Graeme Hefner: Surely there must be guides on the internet now.
(7:39:14 PM) Graeme Hefner: Which actually reduces some of their mystique, come to think of it.
(7:39:29 PM) Graeme Hefner: There was always that one girl that knew how to make them but wouldn’t tell the others. It was her secret. Her power.
(7:39:49 PM) Kelley Sosebee: hah! Everyone knew how to make them when i was in school
(7:40:12 PM) Graeme Hefner: It eventually gets that way
(7:40:29 PM) Graeme Hefner: Everyone could make them by 5th grade or so, even the alternative chicks.
(7:40:38 PM) Graeme Hefner: but in first grade? Only Julie Sexton and about four others could do it.
(7:41:29 PM) Kelley Sosebee: oooh, so everyone wanted to be her friend. Let’s go hang out with the girl who can make the folded paper things
(7:41:44 PM) Graeme Hefner: Yep
(7:42:03 PM) Graeme Hefner: The guy equivalent was the one kid who could make the badass delta-wing paper airplanes
(7:42:08 PM) Graeme Hefner: Now there’s the internet for that
(7:42:46 PM) Kelley Sosebee: yeah, my paper airplanes always sucked
(7:42:53 PM) Graeme Hefner: Mine to
(7:42:55 PM) Graeme Hefner: To this very day
(7:43:00 PM) Graeme Hefner: My only secret was putting a paperclip on the inside

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