#12: Joy 'Jackson'

Tawa Intermediate classmate, 1993

I can't remember Joy's real last name. She made everyone, even the teachers, call her Joy Jackson because she loved Michael Jackson like no one else and was without a doubt going to marry him in the future.

In '93 she organised our school dance, and decided she was going to send all the money she made to MJ to help him "heal the world". We were all like "Joy, I think Michael Jackson has plenty of money without getting an extra couple of hundred bucks from Tawa Intermediate School" but she wouldn't be swayed, and a few weeks later she sent him a cheque.