“A new box of crayons, when I was really little.”

Kyle Smith, Gearhart

“I grew up pretty poor, so it was the one time a year we got new clothes.”

Ryan Duncan, Seaside

“Knowing it would be my last year there.”

John Decker, Astoria

“Getting up really early and waiting, all anxious. I couldn’t wait for school.”

Lorenda Nakka, Astoria

“Wishing it were over already.”

Marlene Wournell, Astoria


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