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Archive for Tuesday, October 7, 2003

The looks of love

LHS teens offer what makes the world go ‘round

October 7, 2003

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Lawrence High School students in Joy Clumsky's creative writing classes tackled writing about one of the strongest emotions -- love. Here, juniors and seniors contribute what they think indicate the signs of love.

Lawrence High School students in Joy Clumsky's creative writing classes tackled writing about one of the strongest emotions -- love. Here, juniors and seniors contribute what they think indicate the signs of love.

Love is ...

Petting your dog when you know he reeks, and, knowing that afterward, your hand will stink, too. -- Clay Kellerman

A CD mixed for me. -- Nicolette Weil

Your dad picking you up at work after midnight. -- Mackenzie Quinlan

Forgiving someone for forgetting your birthday and then remembering hers. -- Elina Alterman

Telling your mom whatever she wants to hear. -- Sam Sutheimer
Acting out each character while reading a children's book to a younger sibling. -- Daniela Archibong

Telling someone she has food wedged between her teeth. -- Jordan Ferguson

When my Grandma kept my Grandpa's horses, even when she couldn't
leave the house, just so she could look out the window and watch
them frolic in the field." -- Erin Ashcraft

When my Grandma kept my Grandpa's horses, even when she couldn't leave the house, just so she could look out the window and watch them frolic in the field." -- Erin Ashcraft

Knowing to listen when there are tears. -- Colleta Carley

A pearl among rocks. -- Melissa Ettredge

When your mom redecorates your room, and she doesn't complain about it being too hard or time-consuming. -- Ashley Davis

Letting the cat in and out of the house every five minutes. -- Melissa Ettredge
My grandma holding my hair back when I was throwing up at the hospital after I got my appendix taken out. -- Renae Saathoff

When nothing else matters. -- Marci Cully

When your mom replaces your dead fish three times before telling you that it had narcolepsy and fell down the toilet. -- Noelle Cline

A dad doing his daughter's laundry full of thongs. -- Renae Saathoff

Letting go even when you know it will never come back. -- Valerie Wiesner

When physical appearance doesn't matter at all. -- Rick Penaloza

Millions of fans in a sports stadium very silent, then singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." -- Rachelle Saathoff

The feeling you get when you realize that it's not so bad to be "turning into your mom." -- Tyler Levy

When someone calls you just to see how you're doing. -- Meg Gentry

Something that will blindside you on some idle Tuesday afternoon when you least expect it. - Megan Mercer

Keeping a friendship going since first grade. -- Elina Alterman

When you take your brother anywhere he wants, no matter how bad you look. -- Amy Mowery

When Grandma rides 10 hours in the car and then sits more hours in the sun so Grandpa can see his favorite baseball team play. -- Nicolette Weil

Waiting years for the right time, place and person. -- Valerie Wiesner

What happens when you finally talk to that girl, and you forget what you were going to say. -- Steven Foster

The smile from across the room. No words, just the smile. -- Nicole Hunter

When you know you can count on someone, no matter how late, cold or rainy it is outside. -- Marci Cully

Waking up on a Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. to go fishing with your grandpa so he doesn't have to go alone. -- Brad Harrell

When you pet your long-haired cat in your new black slacks because he aches for affection. -- Michelle Colgan

When your grandma hires you to do something when someone else might be able to do it better. -- Jacob Rahmeier

Watching the game even though you can't play it. -- Sam Sutheimer

Pretending you don't know how the story ends when your little sister reads to you. -- Ashley Taylor

What inspires us each morning to be excited for the next. -- Rachael Foster

The way your mom makes you call home and check in on the weekends, just to make sure you're still in one piece. -- Kailey Mesler

When your boyfriend tells you the truth about how you look, not just what you want to hear. -- Ashley Davis

When you pray for your family and friends and ask God to protect their lives with yours if he must. -- Pharouk Hussein
Spending your last $10 on Mary on Tuesday, but you don't get paid until Friday. -- Travis Cromwell

Getting reassurance even when I mess up. -- Brad Safarik

Accepting someone for who he is, even if he is different from everyone else. -- Stephanie Farve

Familiarity that never gets stale. -- Noelle Cline

Waking up to puppy breath at 6 a.m. -- Amy Mowery

When your mom stays up all night because she can't sleep until you get home. -- Brad Harrell

When mom cries because the door of my sister's empty room is open. -- Rick Penaloza

When someone gives you your "last chance" infinite times. - Jillian Hill

The way families forgive and forget. -- Kati Daniels

When you write his name on everything you own. -- Ashley Taylor

Liking bumping your funny bone; sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it tickles. -- Tamika Turner

Making a collage of pictures to remember someone by. -- Travis Cromwell

Forever, not just a one-week game. -- Emily Williamson

All around you. Just look where you haven't before. Liam Kirby

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