A: A boy three grades ahead, on whom I had a crush. He had wild white-blond hair that flopped everywhere. He was in my grade 12 French class, which I took in grade 10.
AF: A friend of CR’s
AM: A guy in
BG: A crush, and a friend of EK, SS, and the Hungarian brothers
CH: PH’s brother
CR: A tall, skinny, golden-haired boy in the Drama Club
DH: SC’s boyfriend, he was in grade 13, and had an apartment near school.
DL: The older student who was directing the play in question.
DS: A skater friend of GA’s
DV: A perpetually stoned hippie guy at school.
DW: My best male friend. Who I sort of, maybe, liked. I couldn’t decide. There would eventually be a falling out, over some kleptomania. His, not mine.
ED: A friend a few years older, who was in the grade 12 French class I was taking. She and some friends, including A, were moving into an apartment together.
EJ: My sister, older by 14 months
EK: A girl friend, a year older. We must have met in class, thought I can’t recall
GA: A girl I first met in my Clothing class
HS: A girl in Drama Club, she directed the play ‘Roomers’ in first semester.
IM: A friend of DB and DW. We all used to hang out at DB’s apartment after school.
J: A boy two grades ahead, on whom I had a crush. He had brown hair that flopped over his eyes, and nice arm muscles.
JA: The girl who acted as stage manager for many of the plays at my high school
JB: KK’s boyfriend, another person I can’t remember
JG: A girl who Z liked
JY: A girl in Dance Club
JM: A guy in my drama class
KK: The term ‘frenemy’ had yet to be coined, but it is an apt term in this case.
KS: My youngest sister. She would have been 10 years old at the time.
ME: The older of my two younger sisters.
Mme. O: My French teacher
Mr. K: The drama teacher
MX: A boy in Drama Club
NT: My father’s colleague, and my parents’ friend.
NX: A girl in Drama Club
PH: A newish student, recently emigrated from Hungary
PX: A guy in my drama class and/or Drama Club.
PY: A friend of DH
RG: My cousin; he’s six years older than me.
RS: A local, and very attractive skinhead
SC: My best female friend
SM: A cute guy in my drama class.
SN: A guy in my class in the HSart program
SR: Yet another crush, yet another older boy.
SS: A boy a few years older
T: Queen of the Dance Club, queen of the Drama Club.
Z: A boy. THE boy, in fact. The crush I had on Z was epic, and went on for years. He was…three grades ahead of me, I think? I had first met him the year before, when the dance club (of which I was an unwilling member) and the various school bands and choirs went on a trip to Tennesse, to play at various high schools there. No, I have no idea why Tennessee highs schools wanted to listen to our bands and choirs, and watch our dance club. He played bass in the school band. He was about my height, with shortish brown hair with a fringe front and back. Hey, it was the late 1980s, we thought that was cool.
AX: A girl who I cannot remember at all.
BX: A guy I cannot remember.
DO: A girl in the dance / drama crowd
KG: DW’s girlfriend, briefly
KX: A friend of CR’s
MB: HS’s boyfriend
MS: KK’s skinhead ex-boyfriend
MX: A girl in Drama Club, I think.
RO: A random girl
RR: A guy with a van
SX: A guy friend of CR’s
DC: A male friend of GA’s
MI: A female friend of GA’s
ST: A male friend of GA’s