My journal began Christmas Day 1988; I was 10. The Early entries are very short and as time passes I am sure there are large gaps in progression. I do not claim to posses wonderful writing abilities, as you will experience while reading. But I do hope someone takes some pleasure or comfort in my pages. The names have been changed and some of these I have created strange names. Example: Monkey face is a term of endearment, not an insult.