Thursday, 31 August 2006

First Day At School.

              

  Thank you Chris for the lovely Graphic.    

Good Morning, feeling guilty have not done and entry all week. Don't know where the week has gone Monday St Andrews, Tuesday Ellen, Wednesday Perth so have not had much time and even less to say. Today is Ellen's first day a School and am just wondering how she is getting on. The new regime should not be too bad for her as she has been there for two years now in the nursery part of the school and they have been taking them into the school since
Easter getting them ready for the change. She has even tried out School Dinners. I wonder if she will remember in sixty years time here first day as well as I remember mine.  It was not certain I would get to start as was last on the list because my birthday was not until December.  I remember being told this but on that morning we set off as if I was going to go to school.  We were in the Gym Hall at Blackness Primary and they called out all the names when your name was called you walked across the hall to the other side.  Last but not least my name was called. I can remember my Mum saying 'Oh Joannie you are away' and at that she burst into tears. When we were finished for the day both Mum and Dad were there to meet me and we then went for my schoolbag. I still had that bag in Secondary School. Thing were made to last then. My Dad was not long home from the war as I remember so Mum and I were very close and always were. I think with it just being the two of us she really was going to miss me. Incase you don't know I am in my sixties and this all took place in 1947. 
Its another lovely day here after some overnight rain. We have had a great summer here there has hardly been a day when the weather has kept us in.  My Dahlias are out now in the garden that I planted from seeds they were just the annual ones but they are very pretty now as most of the perennial plants are past their best. I just planted enough seeds to fill the gaps being a Scot and very thrifty I will have enough for next year as they will still be in code. I always find if I plant I have far too many seedlings and not enough room for them and nobody to give them to so I have to throw them away and that is not a nice thing to do. That's me for today will better go and do some work.     Love                      

                                         

9 comments:

jeadie05 said...

I do hope Ellen is enjoying her first day at BIG  school ,lovely talking to you and Ally this morning ,Loved your story about your first day at school ,I had been at school two years by then ,I started at four (shortage of kids lol ) but had a baby sister that year ,I already had a little brother ,.,.,.,.,Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I loved your memories of your first day at school and I wonder if Ellen will remember her first day so well ~ what a good idea to introduce them to the BIG school before they actually start ~ to give  them a taste of things to come  ~ wonder what she thought of school dinners ~ you will have to let us know ~ Glad you are having some good weather ~ could you send some this way please ~ sounds like you have had a busy week ~ Ally

adlessor said...

I understand your comment about where has the week gone.  We thought when we retired we would have so much time, not true, I think we had more time for ourselves when we each worked.  I can't believe Labor Day will be here next week, the unofficial end of summer.    I enjoyed your memories.   Take care.     Dawn        

jlocorriere05 said...

Your memories of your first day at school brought my own memories back. I remember my little green real leather satchel and gaberdine coat and wellies so well! The weeks do go quickly don't they, it's getting fresh here in the mornings and evenings, it's nice to have had a decent summer for once! Enjoy the rest of the week! Jeannette xx  

jeanno43 said...

I remember my first day at school so well. It was me that burst into tears. I had kept hearing about school but did not really know what it means so I thought we were going on some outing.  Then Mum walked away and left me with all these little strangers and adults I did not know.  I can still see myself in my minds eye.

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bobandkate said...

I hope Ellen is enjoying school. My Sarah is having a great time - she is asking me to give her homework!!! Your story about your own first day is lovely. Your poor mum was probably secretly hoping to have you for another year.
Kate.
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jmoqueen said...

I hope ellen's first day wasn't too traumatic for her.  You have a great memory there Joan :-)  Mine is terrible, I can't remember my first day at either primary school or secondary - but I do remember spending a day at the secondary school before I went there!!  

astra1547 said...

best wishes...


Astra!

jacksj989 said...

Hi Joan,

Yes, I can remember my first day in school too.

I cannot comment about your thrift, with the seeds though for I have not been able to get through my first year with a garden but, I have to say, it is wonderful to be out there in the garden with all the beautiful scents and smells in the air.

By for now,

John.

P.S.

Thank you for putting your journal address on my blog.