February 12, 1995 Sunday
Well, even though my birthday isn’t until Tuesday I had my party at home tonight. I received a neat Cubs jersey, a new wallet with a bit of money (nice touch), and book about football from Nicole. So I didn’t get big-time gifts, but I’m still very happy. I’m excited to wear my jersey Tuesday.
There is also another reason I can’t wait until Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow after school I am going to get a card and flower–for Emma, of course. Then the next morning I’m going to school early (around seven) and tape it to her inside-locker door. A note will say, simply, “Happy Valentine’s Day Emma” to be inserted too. Then she will get to school and open her locker (#168), she’ll have a nice surprise waiting. It’s a beginning.
It’s been very cold the last two weeks, so I’m still waiting to play catch with someone. See ya’ when I’m sixteen!