End of school year means separation for friends

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 31, 2004

VIDALIA, La. &045; The Duson and Clay children spend a lot of time together both in and out of school, but this summer they will go their separate ways.

Jamarcus and Cassius Clay, accompanied by their neighbors and best friends Jamon and Frankeysha Duson, threw darts from almost all areas of their backyard on Friday. Friday was the last day of school for the four children. For them, the only thing more exciting than the last day of school is what’s in store for the summer.

&uot;We’re leaving for Blue Bayou next month,&uot; the Clays said.

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Jamarcus, 12, and Cassius, 13, also said their family was thinking about making a trip to Six Flags next summer.

Jamon and Frankeysha Duson, however, plan to make a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

When it came to having friends, 11-year-old Jamon Duson said he enjoyed having the Clays as friends.

The only downside to these trips is that the inseparable children have to go their separate ways.

&uot;It’s fun having neighbors,&uot; Jamon said.

&uot;We’ve always lived next to each other,&uot; Cassius said.

Both groups of children said they spend a lot of time playing games together including basketball, baseball, football and wrestling.

They also said they were looking forward to visiting the Vidalia Jr. High School Gym this summer to play ping-pong and other games.

As they were throwing darts, the children noted that they would miss each other this summer.

&uot;Yeah, kind of,&uot; Cassius said.