My special birthday memory happened when I was six years old. My dad was gone for three years and he was not at three of my birthdays and I missed him a lot. On my six birthday I finally got to see my dad; I was so happy. The reason that was a special birthday memory is because I missed my dad a lot and not being able to see him made me sad. So getting to see him for the first time in three years was the best thing that ever happened.
Adriane Moore, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
I have a very special birthday memory. It was my 6th birthday. For Christmas, we got a hockey table, and since my birthday was a few days after Christmas we had the hockey table set up. We decided to let the people that came play with it! So, I started inviting people from school, friends that aren’t in my school, and family members. I made little envelopes with a scratch book kit from Christmas. I gave about 12 people the invitations. On the day of my birthday, I saw 10 of 12 of the people I invited there. I was pretty satisfied with that number, so I was really happy! I saw some people playing with the hockey table or people watching my sister play a game on her laptop. We also had a trampoline outside so some people were playing on that, too. After everyone got inside and we got the cake, everyone was singing happy birthday and stuff like that. For my presents, I got a toddler/kid slide, a kid basketball hoop that was about my size, and a really cool red and gold stuffed animal! I think I still have the stuffed animal in my closet somewhere, but that’s pretty much it about my special birthday memory.
Ashlee Clasby, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
A special birthday memory that I can remember was when I was about six. It was at my friend’s birthday. I decided that I would have a ring pop. Well, I had just opened it and I bit down on the ring. My tooth was a little loose, but right then it came out. It was really funny. A little while later when they were taking me home we stopped at the trash dump. I can’t remember what I had in my mouth or even If had something in my mouth but Hannah, my friend’s mom, just got back into the car. My second tooth of the day came out! I told her what happened. She didn’t believe me. Then I showed her tooth number two. It was such a funny memory because we joke about it and say that they are lucky people to be around if you need to lose any teeth!
Bailie Hughes, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special memory about my birthday is when my cousins from a different county came to my birthday party. When they got there I told them that birthday parties are not about the presents it is about the thought that they remembered me on my birthday. Birthdays are about spending time with your loved ones. It’s also about having fun.
Brandon West, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is on my 7th birthday. We had a party at my house. I got a pair of Jordan 4’s. I had wanted them for a long time. I told my mom if I didn’t get them as a present I was going to buy them with the money I got. My mom and dad got them for me. They were my favorite shoes for about a year and a half. They are still in my closet. They do not fit anymore but I want to keep them as a memory. It was the best gift ever.
Braylen Pendergraft, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My birthday memory is my cousin and I spent his birthday at my grandma’s house in Tennessee. My brother was there and I hadn’t seen him in a long time. Last time I saw him I was about 5 or 6 and at the time I was 8 so it made that day a great day. There my cousin and I played laser tag, paint ball, and we ate turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes. The cake had all of the people that was there for the party’s names on it. It had JJ, Andy, Tustin, Chris, and me.
Brecken Nimety, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
I have a special birthday memory I want to talk about. About 4 years ago for my birthday my dad bought him and me 2 tickets to go watch the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Charlotte Bobcats. The Thunder was my favorite NBA team at the time. The Thunder at the time had Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, and Russell Westbrook on their team. They were my 3 favorite players on the Thunder. Our seats were right behind the Thunder bench. It was a great game. I can’t remember everything that happened but I do remember that Serge Ibaka made a shot with 0.5 seconds left to win the game. After the game I got to take a picture with Kevin Durant. I was terrified because he was 7 feet tall and I was 4 and a half feet tall. If you saw the picture you would know that I was terrified. It was a long drive home but I had fun.
Brycen Coomer, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My best birthday memory was when I turned 10 on February the 26th. I got a lot of good gifts that year but my favorite one that my mom and stepdad got me was the big present that I got. It was a go-kart. As soon as I saw it I hopped on and took off. That was my favorite gift that I got. Every day after school I would rush to do my homework so I could ride my go-kart. It was the best gift ever and I rode it forever.
Cade Troutman, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My favorite birthday memory was when I was 6 and got a dog. His name is Buddy. I had been wanting a dog because our other dog is not the nicest dog in the world .So I wanted a dog that was nice, could run and play and Buddy is all of that. That was my favorite birthday memory.
Cameron Mosley, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My favorite memory of my birthday was when I was 8. I got all of my friends and family to come to my house to swim in my pool. I opened presents and ate my favorite thing. I got a PS4 and the best game I got was Star Wars Battlefront II.
Chandler Skaggs, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
One of my special birthday memories was when I turned 5 years old. I didn’t have any friends at my birthday. The only people at my birthday was my family. I would always get so excited about what my mammaw was going to get me. My mammaw got me a big princess tent and I loved it to death. My mom would always make me a homemade birthday cake and she made me a princess cake too. My dad filmed videos when I was little so that I could watch them when I get older. I watched one video and it was when it was my birthday and I just loved dancing. So we had this song playing and I just had to dance and I just danced away. I wanted somebody to dance with me so I wanted my granddad to dance with me and he did but I had to make him. My granddad and I danced so weird and it was fun.
Charisa Moore, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
In Johnson City there is a pizzeria there called Chuck E. Cheese and I like it there, well not really well. You see, I was playing a game called Five Nights at Freddy’s. Boy it was scary so, on one of my birthday parties, we went to Chuck E. Cheese and well, they wanted to surprise me so they did and I freaked out and stood there like a possum. So I went in there and I felt fine so, that means I had a great time until then here came a guy in a mouse costume. As I turn around there he is. Then, again I freak out and stand there like a possum. Now back to the party. So I had fun there. There was pizza, arcade games, and of course Animatronics. And the final part, the one and only TICKET BLASTER–the best part about Chuck E. Cheese. Then we went home and I had fun there too.
Chase Weston, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
One of my special birthday memories was when I was turning seven. I had an aunt named Jackie. I had only seen her once before that day. So for my birthday my mom went and got her from Florida and brought her home for my birthday. When I saw her I couldn’t remember who it was. Then my mom told me that it was Aunt Jackie. When my mom had told me that I was so happy to see her again. I almost cried because I was so happy. Then she took me shopping and I got a Wii U. That was one of my favorite birthday memories.
Chase Pearce, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is when I was 10 years old. I wanted to have a swimming pool party. My Mom got me colorful rocks, Shopkins, Barbie dolls, a bracelet, a necklace, and a pink and gold pouch. Then a few days later my family and I went to North Carolina. I had my swimming pool party there with my aunts, uncles, and grandpa. On my birthday I was so happy to see my family again.
Cheyenne Helbert, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
A special birthday memory I had was when my family and I got together and danced on my birthday. We had so much fun. I had a sleepover. My friend and I played dress up and also put up our hair. As we did that she and I played dolls. That was the best birthday ever.
Chloey Parks, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is when I turned ten. Twelve of my friends came. Four of my friends spent the night. My favorite gift that I got was a volleyball net. Before one of my friends came she watched a movie where they hypnotized their sister so she tried to hypnotized me and some of the other girl. It didn’t work but it was funny.
Claira Cox, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
This is my family’s birthday tradition. Every birthday someone gets 9 birthday whippings from however old you are. We get one gift a person. We also get money up to 60 dollars and sometimes we get to shoot skeet.
Collyn Neff, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
One of my favorite unforgettable birthdays is one time my friend Zach and I went to Wilderness in the Smoky Mountains. We did a ropes course, water slides, and the wave pool. My favorite slide is Storm Chaser. That is my unforgettable birthday memory.
Elijah Stafford, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is when we went on a cruise. It was fun because it was a 7-day cruise. We went to the beach and swam and play. We watched them play music and lots more. We did it in the summer and I was only 5. I had the best time ever.
Glocklyn Morris, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
I have a special birthday memory when I was 10. I got 2 things that I wanted. I got a soccer net that I could play with and I got the thing I wanted for a while. I got my first phone. It was an iPhone 7+ I think. It looked like one so I guess I just call it that. Now I just like getting older. I still like getting presents though. I will be 12 on April 17.
Grant Howell, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is getting out of school all day. After, I went to Just Jump with my mom and my aunt. We hung out all day. The end.
Gunner Nelms, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My birthday memory is a tradition. We always have cake, ice cream, and the dinner. My favorite gift is my hover board. I really like my hover board because it’s fun to play on and I can do a lot of tricks on it. All of my family comes too. My aunt, mamaw, papaw, mom, dad, and a lot more. For my birthday my favorite part is to go out the next day and spend my money because I like burning a hole in my pocket. And that’s my birthday memory.
Hannah Cowan, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My favorite birthday was one year when I was turning seven and I wanted a dirt bike. When it was time to open presents I got a knife, RC car, a dirt bike helmet, and a go pro. When I was done my papaw said hold up there is one more gift but it couldn’t be wrapped.
Jacob Snodgrass, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
This is my memory from when I was ten. When I was ten I got a Daisy Winchester pellet gun for my birthday. My cousin thought it was a few flat bowling balls. After I ripped the wrapping paper off of it he was surprised and would not quit murmuring. My uncle was who got it for me and my cousin and I both said, “I love it”.
James Carmony, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory was getting a dog. When I turned six I asked for a puppy and so I got one. I named her Bella. She was so cute. She had black and brown fur. For some reason she had one little white dot one her right ear. She was still very cute. She was an inside dog. Every time we would give her a bath she would run around until she found the right spot to sit down. When she got out of the bath tub she would run around on the floor until she got dry. That’s my special birthday memory.
Jaycee Parks, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is my Tennessee birthday party that I had two years ago. We played basketball, soccer, football, and volleyball. My family and friends were there. We ate cake, ice cream, chicken and hot dogs. I got a lot of stuff for my birthday. I had 100 dollars I think. My family and friends had so much fun and so did I. This was my special birthday memory.
Jayme Livesay, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory is when I got my first phone. I was in first grade. My sister got a phone that day too. She was in third grade because we are 2 years apart. My birthday is the day before Valentine’s Day on the thirteenth so we celebrate my birthday and Valentine’s Day together. My Mamaw Linda always made a heart shaped cake with pink frosting and heart sprinkles. We also celebrate our birthdays at Sunday dinner. Every year we always get hundred dollars from papaw. Mom and dad lets us order some stuff off Amazon. My birthdays were more special then with mamaw than they were without her. These are some of my favorite memories from my birthdays!
Johnna Bledsoe, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
One of my special memories about my birthday is from 1 year ago. On my birthday, April 4, I went to a restaurant. On the front of the restaurant was a menu. It had all kinds of things to order. It had chicken, hamburgers, French fries, milkshakes, slushy, etc. What I got for me was a medium chocolate milkshake and chicken tenders with French fries. My mom ordered food for herself too. That’s my special birthday memory.
Joseph Horner, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
My special birthday memory was when my brother got a toy truck with a wrecking ball at the end of it. It was so funny because when he got it out of the box and turned it on, he sat down right in front of it and got hit with it. My brother got hit so much my parents hid it from my brother and we never saw it again.
Julia Britton, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin
I was born on September 18, 2008. My special birthday memory was when I was 5. My family and I went to the park and had my birthday. I got a cool Lego and a Nerf gun and some other stuff. My sister and I got to play at the playground while my uncle Josh was building the Lego.
Justin Franklin, 5th, Jonesville Middle, Mrs. Austin