Carolyn Shield and I had a tough-love relationship, that's for sure. We were friends from about first grade on, but it wasn't until third grade that we knew we were meant to be together, as proper girlfriend and boyfriend. We were on and off for the next year or two, but alas, by junior high, had both transitioned to different friend sets. Young love is a bitch, ain't it?
This weekend, I reunited with Carolyn and fortunately, our heartache has managed to heal over the past... two decades-plus. Below, now and in third grade.