Excessive Tapping
                                                                             Friday, 12 June, 1942

Dear Kitty,

                Wow, I can’t believe all the amazing gifts I got for my birthday, including you. I was hoping for a bike, but since Hitler came to power and took all bikes away from Jews, I knew I wouldn’t get one. But you were a very nice present.  I know no one will ever read this, but it is still very nice.  It is important to have someone to talk to seeing that I don’t really have a best friend. I know we will be best friends.          

                Because we have just met, let me tell you about myself. I am very sarcastic. I enjoy jokes and playing with people’s minds. My family finds it very rude though, and it sometimes upsets me that my family can’t take a joke. I make jokes even when times are hard. When we hear news of the war, none of us take it very well, hearing that friends have been sent to labor camps and that many have just disappeared. But I still try and make jokes and look on the bright side of life.

                I consider myself a very nice person. I am kind and gentle. Even though I fight with my mom, we still are kind to each other.  I enjoy being nice because it makes people like me, and they approve of me. One example of when I was nice (actually I am nice a lot) was when on my birthday (the day I got you) I gave everyone in my class biscuits. Then I had a big party that all my friends came to.

                My family thinks I am mischievous. I consider the things I do more as jokes than pranks. They (my family) think I am too old to play jokes, but I think jokes are timeless.  I am a bit old for jokes, I know, but I love them. I always am thinking about pranks to play. Especially on Mr. Dussel! He always takes the jokes so seriously it makes it funnier!

                I have high values. When we left for our Secret Annexe, I made sure to pack things that meant a lot to me. For me, memories mean more than dresses. I still have dolls from my early child hood, and old photos and such.  I really enjoy all my possessions, and you would know my life story by looking at my possessions. I wouldn’t trade any of the stuff I packed for the world. (Maybe I might) I cherish my possessions because they all mean so much to me.

                Now that I have told you all my secrets, I know we will be good friends and have great times. We will laugh, we will cry, but it will be fun.




3/19/2010 11:23:08 am

Hey great stuff - I like "I'm From" the best - but don't forget you have two unpublished novels - "Switched for Hope" was your first! xoxo


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