July 4, 1994 – Monday – 11:30 p.m.

The 4th of July is over.  This day will never happen again.  Something happened that I will be faced with again.  My brother will make me face it.

The plans did not go awry.  This is what happened and part of what I tell you now I did not know at the time.  I learned this from my mom later.

After I was dropped off at Sally’s, mom went back to Riverbirch to pick up Henry, but found out that he had to stay there.  She went to get Kevin from McDonald’s.  Kevin asked where I was.

“At a friend’s house,” she said.

“What is he going to do?” he asked.

“Why do you need to know everything?” she said.

Now don’t ask me why she is saying this, I was shocked when she told me.

Kevin said, “He’s with Jenna and Tenielle, isn’t he?”

She said yes and then told them what our plans were, to see The Lion King, etc.

“Did he tell you not to tell me?”

Mom said no, which was the truth and then Kevin said, “Well, I’m going to have to have a talk with him.”

I didn’t know about this conversation until mom brought me over to the kid’s house in Bonlee where I am now.  I have to watch them tomorrow night too.

So mom brought Kevin to Sally’s picked us all up and drove us over to the cinema.  Kevin told me that we had to talk.  I said okay.

Whenever Jenna and I were making plans, I told them that Kevin would probably join us…and I even called Marcus to find out what time he got off work, but it wasn’t until 8:00 p.m.

Well, I enjoyed the movie much better the second time.  Simba really does remind me of myself.  After it was over, mom picked us up and we all went to Riverbirch.

Scott showed up.  I talked with him.  He’s okay and he is still going to Deep Creek.

Jenna and I walked around alone together.  We did crazy stuff.  She held onto my arm at times and we were so close while we walked that our shoulders touched.  We even went to the grocery store to buy some Grey Poupon and went around offering it to people in a British accent, “Pardon me, would you like some Grey Poupon?”  Ah, too funny.

We spent about an hour together.  The little stuff we did to pass the time is simply too wonderful to put into words.

We watched the fireworks together.  Then Kevin and Tenielle found us and we all listened to the band that was playing together.

Then, while standing next to Jenna, it all hit me.  These days here may very well be the best days I have ever known.  And once they are over I will not be able to relive what is in the past.  Jenna saw the look on my face.

“What’s the matter?” she asked.

“Retrospect.”  I said.

I told her I would explain it to her some other day.  They had to leave.  I hugged her.

They went home.

I went home.

Kevin said he wanted to talk to me tonight, but I had to come to Bonlee to watch the boys.

The 4th of July, 1994.

Will I be with Jenna on the 4th of July in 1995?

Or will I see beautiful fireworks with someone else? 




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