Summer vacation


September 1963. Sixth grade. Miss McClintock's class at Huntington Junior High. I had braces and bad hair and eyebrows that looked like Leonid Brezhnev's. The first assignment? Write an essay about what you did for summer vacation.
Not again. The old summer vacation trick. Twisting my gnarly eyebrows, I checked out my competition. I knew Anne Harnagel went to Washington, D.C., while Jimmy Tolfrey camped in the Sierras to stay cool. Betsy and Marilyn summer...

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