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Twin Picker
Posted November 30, 2005 at 10:12:16 AM by in the Flashbacks category
In keeping with the idea that beanblog is an archive of my life, I'm going to start putting my hazy, distant childhood memories out here. They come and go, so I'm not sure how frequent they'll be, but here's one to get things rolling.

When I was in school at Grant Line Elementary, there was this little black girl that was in the class behind me. This girl may or may not have actually been twins - my memmory is a little scetchy here, but anyway, what I remember about her is that she (they?) would scour the blacktop during recess and pick up old, nasty discarded wads of gum. And yeah, she (they?) chewed them. Gross. This girl or set of twins may or may not have also been the girl(s) who rode my bus and picked her (their?) nose(s?) with both fingers - yeilding the name "twin picker."

Now I'm just effin confused, cause I don't remember if twin picker was actually twins or not and whether the "twin" in "twin picker" was from using two fingers, or actually being twins. Shit.

GLE alum, help me out here.
8 comments
John (November 30, 2005 at 12:05:52 PM):
Ben,
Twin picker was a poor white boy that lived in jefferson gardens. He got the name because he would often times get caught with both forefinger and middle finger in his nose.
Also remember the kid that was so double jointed he coud take all of his fingers and pull them staight back so that the top of his fingers would be sitting on the back of his hand.-That was gross
corbin (November 30, 2005 at 12:20:04 PM):
wow bean, you were way off.
Stef (November 30, 2005 at 12:20:07 PM):
Interesting how memories get mixed up over the years. I'm sure some of my stories have been mushed together over time.
bigD (November 30, 2005 at 12:24:38 PM):
grenert can do that finger trick

teh wif can do some weird business with her thumbs and the tips of her fingers to make her hand look like a claw.

clawjob, bigtim
Bean (November 30, 2005 at 12:38:40 PM):
Yeah, I guess that sounds right. Twin picker was a little white kid.

John - do you remember anythign about the little black twins that chewed blacktop gum?
Bigwillis (November 30, 2005 at 03:45:58 PM):
I do remember the twins that chewed the gum from the blacktop, but I think they were more than a grade behind us. I do believe stuart jones chewed a piece of "under the bus seat gum." And yes there will always be a Britain.
Bean (November 30, 2005 at 03:51:36 PM):
Good old Stuart Jones... had the "Grandma's Place" sign with an arrow pointing into the alley between his house and his garage. Man oh man.
jctmh (December 01, 2005 at 09:46:28 AM):
wow, grant line had some well adjusted kids.
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