I do not own this graphic - borrowed from Virginia.gov (searched "1995 computer" in Google)

I remember her telling me that I was going to have computer class the next year. I’m not sure what grade I was, maybe the 5th grade? I was excited about it, after all I’ve been using computers since the screens were green and black.

I remember walking into her office, passing her secretary who squealed and said that my mom had a surprise for me…yes, she bought me my very first computer. It wasn’t the computer that was important to me, it was that she thought of buying it, a sign of support for something that she knew I was interested in, and hey, who doesn’t like surprises from their parents :).