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Butterflies usher in new school year

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Every year I was in school — including all four years of college — the butterflies would visit in the week leading up to that first day.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved school. I just always was hit by those first-day jitters.

When I say I loved school, I mean I absolutely adored it. I was never one of those kids who cooked up excuses to stay home or who cried as Mom dropped me off. Nope, that was my brother. He was the one who stayed home with a “stomachache” and who I had to drag into the kindergarten classroom — literally — as he cried and screamed so loud his face turned bright red.

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