When I was a kid, it seemed that "X" was the most important letter in the alphabet. It served to handle such monumental tasks as a signature for people who couldn't write--and what a noble purpose!
And we can't forget that crossing one's heart more often than not was a hastily motioned "X" over our chests. And that signified the whole truth and the utmost sincerity. Few things ranked quite so high in the world of kid-dom as being able to count on the sacred oath given of "cross my heart and hope to die."
And now, to the one use of the letter X that, by the tween years, trumped all others. The note, passed across the classroom with two letters added at the end. X and O. Hugs and kisses.
Now, just for curiosity's sake, do you know which is which? Don't look it up--just guess if you don't know.
And for good measure, a couple pics, the first of the treasure map they found, and second, of my son and his friends with two dogs in tow,searching for treasure --all in jest and documented to help my daughter do a storyboard for one of her college classes.
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