Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The past is a foreign country



I have started going through some of my papers.


Today, I burnt all my senior school reports.
I kept the junior school reports,
because things had been going swimmingly 


up until the transfer from a tiny Preparatory school with 60 pupils


to a grammar school with 600.

I sank without trace.

9 comments:

  1. But here you are now, conspicuously unsunk, so it all worked out well in the end.

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  2. Like you, I found some old papers the other day...including some old love letters(!) I did some tidying-up, throwing away, etc...but kept the letters to read when I'm a little old lady!

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  3. What a lovely certificate.

    I'm a ruthless declutterer and don't have anything like that.I'm not even sure where my children's reports are.

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  4. Something stuck, though - you write so beautifully! Letters from Abroad, blog-style.

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  5. I have just one small box to go through and I know that it will take a very short time to whittle it down to an even smaller box. All the important papers are with the Will writing company or my daughter. Easy.

    Good luck with yours!

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  6. But you have resurfaced........ you HAVE! :o))))))))))))

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  7. What a change that must have been But you survived!

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  8. My 90-year old Mom died this summer; she saved everything! So my daughter and I have had fun going through my school ups and downs, but then cheerfully let the papers go to the recycler. But I can't seem to let my mother's report cards go.

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  9. That's the good thing about getting older. We can throw out the bad memories and dwell wholeheartedly on the good, if we choose. Lovely award and photo :)

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