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May 14, 1990

Dear Diary,

Today Chris called me!!!!!!!!!! It was only for homework. I’ll tell you something. I love him. I don’t just like him, I love him. Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I gave Mom a chipped horse pin I painted, a cat keychain, a macaroni necklace, and a card I made in Sunday School. Sarah drew a picture of Mom. It actually looked like her (sort of). By the way, Sarah’s 4. I can’t think of anything else to write.

Bye, Diary!!

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