STORIES FROM BRIAN JOHNSON
"Once, Jared and I, were playing 'A-Wall' with Tara (Jared's sister)
and Jared was looking for me, but I hid behind the Van. Jared went
on the other side of the van because he thought he saw me. When he walked
on to my side I walked to the other side of the van and we kept going around
in circles and he never saw me. He gave up, but later in that game
Tara got 'it' because she fell asleep in her hiding place.
"I remember once that Jared and I were on the phone to see if one of
us could come over to one of our houses, but Jared was baby-sitting and
he put the speaker phone on without me knowing so everybody in the kitchen
could hear me. It was pretty embarrassing.
I remember that I saw a candy house, I mean Gingerbread house that Jared
made at school, and I told him that's not very creative because all it
was, was he would make a Gingerbread house that he'd dumped a bunch of
candy on so that he could get more candy.
"I inviting Jared to go 'Trick or Treating' with me and he said not
to have a lot of people (while Trick or Treating) because he said that
they give more candy when they don't see that many people with you.
But, if you have a lot of people with you, it reminds them that they have
to be easy on the candy giving for the other Trick or Treaters.
"Once, Jared and me were at scouts (mutual) and the other kids were
showing movies. We didn't know what we were supposed to do so we
went up on the stage behind the movie screen. What we saw was the
backward movie and everyone else saw it front ward, but we didn't get too
close because we didn't want anyone to see us through the screen.
"Sometimes when we had nothing to do at scouts, we would spy on the
other ward (group of kids using the building). One time they were having
some donuts so we "blended" in with them so we could take some. But they
recognized me and they kicked me out, so I had Jared distract them while
I got some donuts. It worked so good that they just said, "ahh, just
take them!" When they were done that night they let us take a box
of goodies home. that worked pretty good.
"I remember how I met Jared. When I first met him he was in Kindergarten
and first grade with me. We weren't in second grade together but saw each
other at recess. We didn't like each other as much back then but
then Jared invited me to one of his birthday parties. I thought he was
pretty nice so my brother, Stephen, told me I should invite him to my house
sometime to show him thanks. So I did that and we became friends.
"One time at the winter camp out (scouts), me and Jared went on an intertube
at the same time to retrieve a sled at the bottom of the hill. Jared's
tube was the fastest one. As we are heading down the hill we hit
a bump and flipped over and Jared landed right on me, knocking the air
out of me. I walked up the hill with some of the air knocked out."