In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"When I was seven years old, I was happy to be me. I went to grade school in Falconer, NY and my parents were actually told I was too chatty which was a far cry from when I was voted 'The Quietest' in high school. One report card even said, 'Mikey is a good student but likes to chitchat too much.' I just remember getting along with all the kids in school then; and since it was a small school, you knew everyone. Most, if not all, the kids lived within a few blocks of Northside Elementary. I lived close enough to trot my towheaded self to school every day."
"Last Days of Northside,"
The Angle: Vol. 2006
, Article 11.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol2006/iss4/11