In 1998, I was in 10th grade. If memory serves me right, I was taking World History from Ms. Flanagan, Biology from Mrs. Rhymer, and English from Mrs. Jacobs. I was also getting to know a beautiful and vivacious Brazilian named Karen Lillian Roggia Butland. We played at the theater together. We had a class together. We ate warm cookies after lunch together. (Probably a fundraiser that would no longer be sanctioned by the school.)
She's back in Rockmart for a short visit, and I'm thrilled to say that I was able to introduce her to my son yesterday.
|Like no time had passed at all.|
She is the reason that I know for a fact that one day I will attend Carnival. She is the reason that I (at one time) knew how to sing Happy Birthday in Portuguese. She taught me how to make Brigadeiro.
|This is me - obviously waaaay too excited.|
She even brought Bo a Brasil jersey to wear during the World Cup in 2014. It's a little big now - but will fit soon enough.
We love you, Karen! Come back and visit again soon!