Mar 7, 2008
Seventh-grader Kayla Hernandez likes to reminisce about when she was a child, back in fifth grade. She visits her school, where her fifth grade class met, and looks at her old books, thinks about what happened there.
She says she knows that decades from now, she won't even remember most of what's happening to her this year, in seventh grade, and that makes her sad. This and other stories of people who try to revisit their childhoods: What they find...and what they do not find.
- This American Life producer Alex Blumberg sets out to find a woman named Susan Jordan, who babysat him and his sister for a year when he was nine. He discovers that each of them remembered something about the other that the other would just as soon forget. (20 minutes)