Ronald McDonald scared me. My dog Cindy. Holding on to my brother's thumb while sleeping. Dad's old Pinto. Tallie & I frightened of the clown at Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Sledding down Scott's Hill at the park. Smokey Mountain. Playing flipjack in class while the air raid sirens wailed. Tornado ripping through Ft. Hayes. Depressing Ft. Wayne. Ms. Bundy. "The Little Blue Man". Dancing the Square Dance with Ms. Elie at the annual Thanksgiving fair (my feet never touched the floor). Watching a basketball bounce endlessly on it's own as a hurricane ripped through. My slingshot. First Huffy bike. Disney World, Seaworld, Six Flags and the Ozarks. 4th of July fireworks and the cops. The little dachshund that chased me for almost a mile down the road & nipping at my heels as I ran crying breathlessly. Running screaming in fear from my aunts as they tried to hug me in their 'ninja' garb. Being Superman & jumping in a pool fully-clothed with a bookbag & a lunchbox. Dancing at a Beach Boys concert. Transformers, Go-Bots, M.A.S.K. and G.I. Joe toys. Tonka truck & the sandbox. Snake that swam in my kiddie pool & mom's hysterical screams as I played with it. Black Racer snake that chased me in the woods. Crush on Julie. Playing the recorder. Little brother breaking my nose with a head-butt. Little brother breaking my teeth with the authentic handcuffs. Little brother chipping my tooth by slamming a hand on the bottle I was drinking from. Carrying little brother and kissing him as a newborn. Little brother yanks my hair happily while I cry. Playing Lego with little brother & telling him stories.