Jack and Mina's first day. We moved to Hillsborough so this school is brand new to them, which so many of us went through but always sucks. Not knowing a soul, worrying if you'll find anyone to be friends with, what will be different, etc..

I remember moving in the middle of a school year, which is the worst of the worst, from the Rahway system to the Clark system. Rahway was a poorer town and Clark more affluent, and I never fit in with the attitudes there. Having grown up in Rahway I was also shocked to move to Clark and have not a single black student in the entire school. I missed my friends. On first days of school, taking the pictures and walking them to those tall doors, I miss them still.

Jeff Deminski/NJ1015