LATE SEPTEMBER – EARLY OCTOBER 1987
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I found enough change so I could call my mom. I could not figure out why my mom was trying to reach me. Did something happen? Was my family ok? Was my Dad alright? This was all going through my head as I dialed my mom’s phone number
My hands were sweaty. The phone rang. Was there a car crash? Who was hurt? The phone rang a second and third time. My friends came over to see what was wrong because by now sweat was pouring down my forehead visually. I was nervous. The phone rang a fourth time. Why is no one ANSWERING? What is going on?I found enough change so I could call my mom. I could not figure out why my mom was trying to reach me. Did something happen? Was my family ok? Was my Dad alright? This was all going through my head as I dialed my mom’s phone number.
Finally, my mom picked up the phone. Immediately I started asking her a bunch of question the ones that hand been fill my head this last 20 minutes since going into the office. and finding out she wanted me to call her urgently.
My mom, who hardly raises her voice, Yelled “Jeanette GIGI!” I immediately stopped talking. Mom told me all about Kevin calling her and asking for a way to get in touch with me.
I was in shock. Kevin and I have been writing to each other since Jan 1986. But I never believed I would ever see him again. In all his letter’s he had sent me all of them were casual. None of them gave the hint of him wanting to see me again. Though my heart yearned for that. I took down Kevin’s information. I thanked mom for the information and I said “I love you, and would call again soon. I hung up the phone and gathered up the extra change.
I did not know whether to cry or shoot for joy! By then my friends saw I was off the phone. They came over to get the details of what happened. I told them. Thank goodness I did not have a class right then because I could not concentrate on anything. My stomach was full of BUTTERFLIES! Bridgette suggested we go for lunch so I could catch my breath from all the excitement. We all got in her car and drove down by the Victorville mall just off the 15 North freeway to Taco Time.