I Remember

by Giulia Grace Ratto
I Remember Giulia Grace Ratto is a 6th grader at a school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She enjoys dancing, singing, movies, writing, reading, traveling, eating good food and spending time with family and friends.

“I remember the white bunk bed and the smell of tomato and mozzarella / I remember reaching over the bunk bed / I remember falling at my own risk and cracking my head / I remember friend yelling and my mom screaming and crying for help”

    

I remember the white bunk bed and the smell of tomato and mozzarella

I remember reaching over the bunk bed

I remember falling at my own risk and cracking my head

I remember friend yelling and my mom screaming and crying for help

I remember us calling an ambulance and it taking too long

I remember dropping my friend and brother at the neborgiors apartment and calling a fast cab

I remember the blood on my shirt and my moms shirt

I remember my mom forgetting her wallet and the cab driver giving us a free ride

I remember the ER bringing me right in and being on a rolling bed, people running at my side, feeling like the Queen of the world

I remember the friends mom rushing in

I remember the staple tool and feeling nothing when the staple went in my head

I remember going into the head x ray room thing and the xray of my head

I remember laying in my bed hearing sounds of pain

I remember going home after a few hours to crying of joy and watching tv

I remember eating too cold strawberry ice cream and getting a painful freeze burn

I remember telling everybody at school what happened, being popular for a day and everybody wanting to see the staple

I remember me being only four

 

1 Comment

  • Korynne Dunlop says:

    Dear Giulia,
    This is a frightening memory that also sounds like a few happy ones woven. So vivid!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Love,
    Grandma

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