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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School !!

Today is the first day of school, its a week early this year !

I remember when I was a little girl getting ready for school it was always so exciting, it was cool and crisp or it was raining cats and dogs, the leaves were already on the ground and it meant Halloween and snow were around the corner.

I wore a school uniform in grade school it was a little navy jumper with a white blouse and a red bow at the neck. ( No kidding)
In high school it was the same style of jumper but it was a red wine color (school colors).
Both were run by nuns the Immaculate Conception Nuns,(yes I know), the principal in grade school was called Sister Beatrice of Rome, and she( the poor dear woman) was blessed with the face of a bulldog a very unhappy one at that.

She could go full steam like a freight train, looked like one too in her black veils when she was in a hurry.She ran that school with an iron fist, and a heart of gold.( I am sure it was in there somewhere but being young I didn't get the impression she used it very often.)

My favorite memories were of singing in the choir, oh how I loved those old songs, all in french of course on every Fridays we would sing to the heavens.( I was in heaven)

Religion was number one,~~~ THE SUBJECT ~~~I knew my little catacisim book by heart because if I didn't it meant I would get the stap, I certainly didn't want that !!!
I was a good kid and did what I was told.

Its the part of school that still sticks in my throat , the over bearing religious nuns, math and science and geography seemed unimportant , but religion that was number ~~~ONE !!~~~~~

The high school was run by the same nuns and it was an all girl high school to boot !
To even be down wind of a boy was deemed sinful by the nuns !
I got to know a few nuns very very well, they sure had a good sense of humour .

I made a lot of life long friends in high school, some of the girls I wish I knew where they were and what their life stories are.

Those were the days.................
Do you have school memories to share ??