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Friends, New Clothes & Naps

A lot of kiddos are going back to school this week and we thought it would be fun to ask some of our Texas/Red Dirt artist friends to tell us about their favorite “Back to School” memory!

 

Mike Eli, Eli Young Band: “I’d say my favorite memory was that first day on campus moving into the dorms at North Texas.  It was the scariest moment of my life  but the most exciting.  Little did I know I would be meeting the rest of the band in the coming days.”

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Bri Bagwell: “I loved picking out new school supplies, from elementary Lisa Frank notebooks all the way through  college planners. Office Max is still my favorite store. I love the idea of a fresh start with new, blank, good-looking, organized gear.  Now I feel weird.”

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Bonnie Bishop: “Seeing friends, always!  🙂  And getting new clothes, especially when someone else used to pay for them!  LOL!”
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Jack Ingram: “I always loved remembering people I hadn’t seen in 3 months and forgetting their name as I was introducing them to the new friend I had just made!!!!!!!”
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Curtis Grimes: “Sports and the structured athletic lifestyle was the thing I always looked forward to the most when going back to school.”
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Austin Meade: “My favorite school memories happened in College Station, Texas. Football games in the student section at Kyle Field were an amazing experience. Rowdy tailgating for a few hours before the games always helped get us pumped to watch Johnny Football dance around the opposing team. (Austin Meade, Texas A&M Class of 2015)”
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Doc West: “Shoot…I’d have to say it was the back to school shoppin’! Ha!  But aside from that, back to school meant it was back to football season so I was always excited about that!”
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Cody Joe Hodges: “One of my favorite memories of school starting up each year was the freshness of the unknown with so many questions to be answered.  Questions like: who will be my teachers?  How will they be?  Who will I have class with?  What sports I will play that year?”
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The Gibbonses:

Brandon: “At the risk of really showing my age here, my favorite back to school memory is shopping for supplies with grandma at the end of the summer. The most important and the most difficult decision to be made was always which trapper keeper to buy because, let’s face it, in the early 90’s your trapper keeper defined you as a person for the whole year.”

Jackie: “Going into 5th grade I had just been cast in Annie as the understudy for Annie at a regional Theatre in Fort Worth called Casa Manana. The rehearsals were from 10am-7pm so I got to miss the first 2 weeks of school and spend them at the theatre all day.  I felt VERY cool when I finally got back to school with my red dyed hair and stories of why I’d been gone.”
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Josh Fuller: “The only time I had new clothes or shoes was when I went back to school. I’d get about 3 new pair of jeans and a couple t-shirts and hopefully new shoes.”
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April Rankin: “I loved the actual preparing for school. It was a fresh start even though it had only been a couple of months since you were there last it felt like a whole year. Sometimes a “break” is just what we need in life to get the ball rolling again and get you excited about a new adventure. We would get new clothes and supplies and with the idea of a new routine just ahead was so refreshing!”
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Amy Rankin: “I loooooved School. I was definitely a teacher’s pet and I couldn’t wait to see all my friends. Back to School clothes shopping and school supply shopping was always a highlight of our year. We learned how to bargain shop at a young age and if we got different things we could share them and have more. Not gonna lie, I did enjoy the cafeteria pizza too.”
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Ronnie Dean Tinsley: “Going back to school was the end of summer chores and the resumption of good, quality daily napping.”

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