Thursday, November 10, 2005

The way to school


The way to school
Originally uploaded by FranSb.
Sharing memories with the Great White Owl who remembers seeing the three trudging through the deep snow to the school one day when the drifts were too deep for the horses. The Secretary recalls that she preferred the winter days when very few children came so that those who attended got to play Monopoly and listen to the teacher's gramaphone records.

5 Comments:

At 7:27 PM, Blogger aletta said...

Lovely to take wlks in the shoes of others, walks that otherwise would have been lost to all but one of us. Thanks Frances.

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Fran said...

Thank you Aletta for walking with me in Vancouver, in your own childhood and mine. Fran

 
At 3:32 AM, Blogger Lois said...

Oh Fran,
I have never walked in snow,have walked in the deserts,along the biggest rivers,part way up tall mountains and along the beach on the way to school many years ago.....
As I sit here at my computer I look to my left and there stands my Grandmothers gramaphone bought for her by my Father when he was 19 (1921).....
I have lots of the old Apex records with names like
"I wonder Who's dancing with you tonight -tenor with orchestra" made at The Compo Co Ltd.
lachine Que Canada.
California Here I come
Johnson De Sylva Meyer with Orchestra...made by the same company
"Dont Bring Lulu"(Fox trot to dance to)
Brunswick records made in
Australia......
And on and on Fran I have about 100 records but the old gramaphone doesn't work so well I think the handle has worn out somewhat....The gramaphone is called Masterpiece Collection..

Oh memories memories how they can be stirred up ...Love Lois.x.
13/11/05

 
At 4:05 AM, Blogger Fran said...

Dear Lois: I am glad you have the gramaphone and that your grandmother had better taste in music than my teacher! (Birmingham jail for instance?) At home we had battery radio very early: two great batteries the same as we used in the car. Much of our music came from Salt Lake City. (Winnie's father was someone we heard on Major Bowes Amatuer Hour--with a very professional orchestra and singers) The first long trip I made with Jim we found we both knew dozens of the same songs, mostly from the big band era. Love, Fran

 
At 5:51 AM, Blogger Lois said...

Oh Fran and Jim
*********************
Do the Fox Trot around your lounge room for me ....
**************************
I do miss having a dancing partner ..and am known to dance on my own when a good fast dance tune is playing...
When I was married I danced at just about every pub and dance venue in Melbourne for over 30 years ,...
but now it often makes me sad to hear Jazz music..

LOVE Lois 13/11/05 x x

 

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