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We’ve all found ourselves tied up in one way or another: too much schoolwork, too many activities, friends demanding our time. Well, no matter how you’ve found yourself tied up, we’ve all found ourselves tied to one mountain, some for as many as 13 years. Though confined, we all have managed to wiggle around in our bonds to the hill and create other long-lasting ties.
We’ve been engaged from the start, ever since learning to tie our shoes in elementary, tying those blue and black shoes that everyone had to wear. Elementary was a carefree time that no one can forget. I know I can’t. I mean, come on, don’t you remember performing at the May Day and Christmas programs, celebrating the Multicultural Festival in 3rd grade, or even getting tangled and tied up in your rope at Jump Rope for Heart? Ah, the fond memories of our “rigorous” PE program, which included the now infamous cockroach dance.
As the years marched on, our class grew in size. Well, I think most people grew anyway. But with the addition of 60+ kids in 4th grade, our friendships grew to a then astounding number wit...


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