I Remember my first trip into the Wizarding World, Mrs. Botrill my grade 3 teacher read us Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and I was hooked.
I Remember getting the boxed set of the first 3 books for Christmas that year. I managed to get my mom and even my dad, who wasn’t a big reader, into them and we’d read a chapter or two… or 3… out loud to each other every night.
I Remember being one of the first kids at Davidson Road dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween, the next year everyone was.
I Remember growing up with Daniel, Emma and Rupert, or Harry, Hermione and Ron as they will be known for the rest of their lives.
I Remember seeing the first few movies for Eric Geen’s birthday, and being so bitterly disappointed one year when a snowstorm cancelled it
I Remember finding Fanfiction and after wading through the Oceans of trash, Mary-Sues, and Harry/Draco slash fics, find some real gems. Because Harry and Hermion need to be together no matter what JK Rowling says.
I Remember driving down with my Parents to Las Vegas, Goblet of Fire had just come out and I couldn’t wait as we read it together so I read the car. I can’t remember how many times I got carsick. But it was worth it.
I Remember never missing a movie in Theatre, no matter if I was home or in Oregon
I Remember one time when mom was away, but my dad had his friend Robert over for a few nights, and we drove to chapters for the Midnight release of Book 5 or 6
I Remember going to my one and only midnight movie showing
I Remember my heartbreak over Dumbledore and Sirius’ deaths
I Remember before he was Edward Cullen he was Cedric Diggory
I Remember Rosie O’Donnell being upset about Harry Potter only casting Brits since she wanted to be Mrs. Weasley
I Remember how Bittersweet the release of the Deathly Hallows book was
I Remember never playing any of the Lego Harry potter games, but I did buy some of the actual sets.
I Remember correctly predicting that Harry was a Horcrux and needed to die in the seventh book.
I Remember good times chatting with people around the world on Harry Potter forums
I Remember wondering if Sir Ian McKellan (would’ve been ironic) or Sir Christopher Lee would’ve replaced Dumbledore
I Remember competing in a Harry Potter trivia contest against other schools from the district.
I Remember the literary anthem of our generation
I Remember how I felt at the end of an era.