Reflections….LCHS style….

I went to a boarding school.  It was called LCHS, otherwise known as London Central High School.

I’m an only child, but I am not alone.  You see, all these kids I went to school with and lived with in the Dorms.  uhmm….they were like sisters and brothers that I had never had.   I  can call upon them at ANY time and know they will be by my side no matter what.

I was blessed in the fact that the Farmer sent to me a school uhm… a few years ago and I lived there for 5 days a week and came home on the weekends.  Mind you I was 14 – 15 years of age and I completed that until I was uhm.  17 when I graduated.

So while I want to give Props to the Farmer, uhm…these are the one’s I grew up with and taught me about life.  We all went thru it together, we lived the drama of the day, went thru countless fire alarms at 2 am…. ( You always knew who pulled them because they were the one’s fully clothed.) 

There are so many memories that I have and cherish…who else can say by the time they were 16 had been half way around the world and experienced what I had?    Not many….

I have the trip to Russia with my friends (I swear they tried to get me sent to Siberia), uhmmm that was at age 16, I have the many trips on the last train in Waterloo to my hometown of Surbiton, Surrey at the age of uhm…16, of running to my flat knowing I had broken curfew with the Farmer, hoping my butt would not be whipped. 

My childhood was not the original one.  I had the experience to grow up in a different culture than what I was used to,  I learned that things are not always what they seem, and just because I was across the pond (ok kids ya know what I mean)  things were good.  At least to me they were.

There are so many memories it’s hard to put into one post.  But for you that are reading this….I Love each and every one of you.   From climbing that damn hill and ya’ll know which one I am speaking of…..This is a Thank you from the bottom of my heart….

I may be on only child …..but I am not alone…cuz I got brothers and sisters….

This picture was taken by one of my brothers…Jesse Kelly, his Momma was one of my favorite people on the planet…Mrs. Gail Kelly, she is one of the people who inspired me in my youth.  She was one of my teachers at LCHS, and I truly admire her.  I have kept in touch with her and her son’s  (ok I had a MAJOR crush on her oldest Sean)  hehehe  but that is beside the point….  This picture popped up on my Facebook page today and I just sat and stared at it…..I asked jesse for the honor of borrowing it and he said yes….

I look at this pic and it reminds me of days gone by…..Thanks to Jesse and all those who made my childhood years…such a memory.  To My room-mate P–I love you and thank you, and that you and I still talk….I love that goofy girl.  But most of all I thank all my LCHS brothers and sisters……I am truly blessed…..

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One response

  1. How funny I never thought of it as a “boarding school.” When I was 12 and went to an all girls school in Fleet, everyone was applying for boarding school, eagerly awaiting their letter of acceptance and I was extremely envious and asked my parents why I wasn’t going to a “boarding school”……cause we never knew when we were going to move again! LCHS was a “last attempt” at getting my HS diploma – 4th HS entering my junior year! Yes, my first roommate would not been one of choice but I got to be across the hall from YOU – luckily I eventually moved in with you or else I never would have made it! You made everything fun and were always laughing and smiling and taking peeps under your wing – I will never forget – Love P.

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