Someone posted an old school picture from 6th grade today. It had Jess in it. It’s a tragic thing that he had passed years ago. We all loved him in HS… But I knew him them.
He was my brother. Everyday he would ride his bike from his house to mine and we would ride the streets all day. Laughing, joking, going to Cantine Field and swing. We would stay at my house and play SNES. We would ride to Stewarts and buy Ice cream… Our favorite was fireworks flavour.
Hanson came out that year and he said, ”the middle chick is hot…” And I laughed at him and said it was a dude. He didn’t believe me until MTV news came on and canned then the Hanson Brothers. We spent 4th of July together; we watched the fireworks on the Hudson, we watched them at Cantine. Everyday we were together. We put miles on those bikes…
I moved the end of summer, to a different part of town. I was put in honor classes, he wasn’t. We grew apart… Became different people. In HS we became friends once again, but it was never the same.
Forever he will be my 6th grade buddy.