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|30D Blogging Challenge
Tell us about a certain memory that is triggered whenever you hear a specific song. Was the song actually playing at that moment, or is it something in the lyrics or the music itself that jogs your memory?
It never gets old, and I never tire of the memory. Walking into the elementary school gym in sock feet, a pair of tan roller skates dangling from your arm. You sit down, back against the padding on the wall and lace the boots up tight. Harder than hell to get up, a friend skates by and lends a hand. You begin to circle the gym, faster on the inside the slower ones on the edge, grabbing the walls before falling and bruising an already frail ego. The 'dj' spins his vinyl as the smell of rubber and sweat fills the room. One kid gets escorted out, he tripped a smaller kid.
The DJ announces the Hokey Pokey and everybody turns themselves around. Now the moment... From the speakers comes the familiar tune and 'Jack and Diane' begins, "Boy's choice" the DJ calls out and the boys begin to circle the gym. All the girls stand with their backs against the wall, anxiously awaiting their 'beaus'. A familiar smile comes towards you as a hand is extended... you skate hand in hand to a song you will never forget...