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Yearbooks and radish gardens

I happened upon my senior yearbook the other day, and decided to have a look-see, especially because of the troubles yearbooks have been causing in political circles around the nation. I am here to report: I was boring then, too. There is absolutely nothing that I could find which would keep me from serving as a supreme court justice. Or a governor. Or a state senator. Go ahead: nominate me. Surely there are skeletons, but apparently they were buried so deeply that a casual observer wouldn’t stumble upon them, or I’m so old they’ve disintegrated entirely. I took a moment to give thanks for that. Then I returned mentally to the year 2019: holding elected officials responsible for behavior back in the day when they were using Clearasil and wearing ridiculously small basketball shorts seems more than a little bit ludicrous. It would be like impacting a high school senior’s graduation for the day he kissed a girl in kindergarten. I can speak to that: Andy Henson sexually assaulted me—that is, he kissed me and I wasn’t interested—when I was five years old and growing radishes in Mrs. Hamilton’s …Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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