She wasn’t only my best friend, she was my only friend. A mild celebrity in our small school of 134 children, Matilda’s mother moved into our quiet town in the middle of February. She was the new kid. Our school never had a new kid before. Especially not in the middle of a school year.
On a blistery cold day, on a day when all 134 kids prayed for a snow day, we were forced to face the horrible winds and go to school.