I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is: more awards

What’s this I found in a bin in my linen closet?  Is it a file folder filled with various certificates of award…?!  Oh, this is embarrassing.  I mean, there’s like 30 or something.  What kind of awards are they, you’re probably not asking?  Well, there’s a few Ann Brannon awards for scholastic achievement and improvement; one from the Optimists’ Club for citizenship; and a ribbon for reading.  I must say I never tire of seeing my name in calligraphy.

But if I’m being honest here… one of these honors I did not earn.  It was one of my Ann Brannon awards for scholastic achievement and improvement.  I was a senior in high school and I really wasn’t the best in any subject, nor did I make any great strides in any one area.  But the government teacher, Mrs. Murray, gave me the Ann Brannon award for government.  Now, I made good grades in government — but not the best.  Plus I took that class first semester — I was long done with that by the time the awards rolled around.  I was, at the time, however, Mrs. Murray’s teacher’s assistant.  I graded papers for her and whatnot.  Talk about nepotism.  I accepted the award, of course — if she hadn’t given it to me, I’d have had no Ann Brannon award that year.  Can you even imagine?

You are voting whether or not to keep the file in its entirety.  Thank you.

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4 Comments on “I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is: more awards”

  1. courtney says:

    i believe in holding on to all things paper or other wise as a documentation of life as it really is so when we forget those odd little moments, we see somethingwhatever it might be, a belt a dried flower a scrap of paper and say oh, what is that??? keep it until you forget or remember what it is

  2. I like it. I like your thing you just said.

  3. Federman says:

    Digitally scan and toss. Maybe keep one.


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