Davey, Van

You're Not The Only One

What years were you in middle school?

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What kind of movies, music, and fashions were popular at the time?

The movies in 1977-1980 were "Rocky II", "The Jerk", and "Alien". The music was disco and punk rock. The fashions were bell bottoms, big collars and "Chuck Taylors".
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What were your favorite activities in middle school? What were your hobbies/ interests?

My dad played basketball and watched horror movies with his friends.
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What job/interests/activities do you have now? Is there any connection between what you like back then and what you enjoy today?

He works in public relations, still plays basketball, and makes movies so there's only one connection.
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What was the best part about being in middle school?

His answer was that he thought the best part was spending time with friends.
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What was the worst part?

He thinks that adjusting to a whole new school was difficult.

How would you describe your middle school self?

Kind of shy and awkward but funny around his friends.

What advice about growing up would you give to kids my age?

To be yourself and worry about what you think not what other people think.
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What was the biggest adjustment going into middle school?

He said walking a mile and a half to school everyday and moving from class to class.

What's similar about your experience in middle school, and kids now?

Many of the experiences are similar. Mostly that school becomes more challenging while going into middle school.