circle yes or no

All that I remember about first grade. Sitting behind a girl named Tammy and thinking I wanted to be her friend because she had long hair. Reading aloud from Fun with Dick and Jane. Receiving a valentine from a boy named Rudy. Learning that he was killed when he and his brother were playing with his father's gun.

All that I remember about second grade. Liking my teacher, who had long brown hair and was nice. Looking under the bathroom door when boys went in to see if they stood or sat. Being passed a note in the library: "Will you go with me? Circle YES or NO." Saying yes.