Memoir collage with antique papers, collage size approx. 9.375×6.5, matted.
In 7th grade science class we raised our own mice for dissection. I snuck one home, named it Bertha, and hid it in a coffee can under the bed. Mysteriously, my mom said it got out; it was never seen again. The rest of the mice were dropped into a big bottle of formaldehyde. Unfortunately for me, I had the smallest hand in the class and was the only one able to stick it in the bottle to retrieve all their little dead bodies. They were really smelly.