When I was your age I had friends that smoked. I had friends that stole. But they never did around me, so maybe they only said they did, but I believed them.
I took my lunch to school every day, in a box with a thermos but sometimes I'd get Capri Suns. I was secretly afraid of buying school cafeteria food, because what if I didn't like it? It didn't look or smell very good. And I wouldn't know how to "do it" with the tray and the line and all that. I bought my lunch once in middle school, and by the time I was in high school I bought almost every day. It wasn't scary at all, actually, and usually tasted okay.
When I was your age I lost my Gram, and never knew one of my grandfathers, and you still have all of yours. I never thought I'd be able to go on without Gram. I can't imagine how hard that was for my parents.
I loved church when the services went over late on Sunday nights in the summer. I had a really old typewriter and then got an electric one for Christmas. I wrote a story about a boy and the first kiss I was always wishing for.
When I was your age we didn't have to drive someplace so that I could climb trees. They were in my backyard. And in all my friends' yards. But even still you knew how to climb the first time you came upon a limb low enough.