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DannyH
post 4th Sep 2017, 10:05pm
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Thanks for your post, Danny. What a lovely photo, that's why it came through twice! Sorry to say I don't recognise the lady, but it was worth a try.

Thanks for the info about the Avante Garde - it sounds like an ideal place to spend a few hours. I arrive in Glasgow this Friday and leave again on Monday, so it's a short visit only. Going to my School Reunion (North Kelvinside) dinner on Saturday night, so that will probably be enough for us "oldies" in one day!

Good to hear from you, Danny. Keep smiling.

Kia Ora,
Betty



Hi Betty

Thank you for the kind reply.

Your mention of the NKS reunion, made me wonder, how long has it been since you last saw your classmates, and have you kept in touch with any of them over the years since leaving school?

The reason I am asking is that I left my Canadian primary school in 1944, to come home to Glasgow, from evacuation. I was invited back to the school's closing down ceremony in 2006. So we are talking of a 62 years gap. Naturally many of my former classmates would have passed on by then.
We lived in a rural area, so most of the houses were built by the father of the house, and were approximately 50 yards apart.

I was pleasantly surprised when some of my former classmates and neighbours were at the closing ceremony. What was also very pleasant was that they all remembered me, and I remembered them.
I was given a DVD of the ceremony. Any plans for your reunion to do that?

Speaking of the lady, in the photo. She lived in Vaila Street at the end nearest Maryhill (Lochburn Road). Maybe you lived at the other end?

Hope all goes well while you are back home.

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Danny
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post 4th Sep 2017, 10:13pm
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Hi Danny, I used to be the photie expert on here in a bygone age but my first attempt since my return resulted in a doubler too. I blamed it on my computer, then The Boards and eventually myself and since no amount of editing made any difference I decided to leave well enough alone and let folks enjoy "Gunter" twice.
Who can complain about two photos of a nice lassie either? :P



Thanks for your understanding TeeHeeHee.

Just glad it wasn't a photo of old me. Maybe you wouldn't have been so kind!

Hope you are keeping well.

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Danny
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post 5th Sep 2017, 09:18pm
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Hi Betty

Thank you for the kind reply.

Your mention of the NKS reunion, made me wonder, how long has it been since you last saw your classmates, and have you kept in touch with any of them over the years since leaving school?

The reason I am asking is that I left my Canadian primary school in 1944, to come home to Glasgow, from evacuation. I was invited back to the school's closing down ceremony in 2006. So we are talking of a 62 years gap. Naturally many of my former classmates would have passed on by then.
We lived in a rural area, so most of the houses were built by the father of the house, and were approximately 50 yards apart.

I was pleasantly surprised when some of my former classmates and neighbours were at the closing ceremony. What was also very pleasant was that they all remembered me, and I remembered them.
I was given a DVD of the ceremony. Any plans for your reunion to do that?

Speaking of the lady, in the photo. She lived in Vaila Street at the end nearest Maryhill (Lochburn Road). Maybe you lived at the other end?

Hope all goes well while you are back home.

Regards

Danny


Hi Danny, the friend I will be staying with in Cumbernauld was in my class in the 50's. I lost touch with her for a while when I left Scotland but we caught up with each other about 5 years later and have been writing to each other, through marriages, children, etc. I have met up with her and her husband on my last two visits to the UK. One of my other friends at NKS, who I had visited several times over the years, sadly passed away suddenly about 10 years ago. These were the only two classmates I have seen in person since school days but I did make contact with another girl from both my primary and secondary schools. She has lived in New York since she was 18 and we have not been able to see each, the only contact being letters and on Facebook. She very kindly rang me in Christchurch after the big earthquake in 2011, to check if we were all okay, which was very thoughtful of her.

Not sure about a DVD being planned at the Reunion, but I know there will be lots of photographs. I've discovered we will be sitting at one of the VIP tables, probably due to us being the oldest ones there!

We lived at No.3 Vaila Street, which was at the corner of Skirsa Street, nearest to the shops. Regards,







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post 5th Sep 2017, 10:03pm
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Hi Danny, the friend I will be staying with in Cumbernauld was in my class in the 50's. I lost touch with her for a while when I left Scotland but we caught up with each other about 5 years later and have been writing to each other, through marriages, children, etc. I have met up with her and her husband on my last two visits to the UK. One of my other friends at NKS, who I had visited several times over the years, sadly passed away suddenly about 10 years ago. These were the only two classmates I have seen in person since school days but I did make contact with another girl from both my primary and secondary schools. She has lived in New York since she was 18 and we have not been able to see each, the only contact being letters and on Facebook. She very kindly rang me in Christchurch after the big earthquake in 2011, to check if we were all okay, which was very thoughtful of her.

Not sure about a DVD being planned at the Reunion, but I know there will be lots of photographs. I've discovered we will be sitting at one of the VIP tables, probably due to us being the oldest ones there!

We lived at No.3 Vaila Street, which was at the corner of Skirsa Street, nearest to the shops. Regards,


Hi Betty, nice to hear from you again.

I wish I could remember the family name of the girl whose photo I submitted. She lived at the same end as you, in the close, near the bend in the road.

It is nice to keep in touch with, and/or meet old friends. I had a birthday card last week from a lady I went to pimary school with in Canada. I had kept in touch with her Dad, as he was very good to me when I was there. So she has kept in touch since he died about twenty years ago.

Just a word of caution. I note that you are being given VIP seats, because of your age. The same thing happened to me, then I was taken by surprise. I was asked to get up and stand at the lecturn and give a speech during the closing down ceremony. It is all on the DVD which I was presented with.

I had some explaining to do to my wife. When I was there, during the war, the school was in the countryside. At the beginning of each school year some of my classmates didn't come back, because the city boundary kept moving closer to the school. So one year little blonde, eleven years old Mabelle Rogers didn't come back. During my speech I told the audience that "I was devastated."

My wife said, "Listen Romeo, you keep telling people that the first person you saw when you arrived home in Scotland, was me, and that we married nine years later" You were only 13 when you came home. You've never mentioned any wee blonde to me".

So the moral of that story,Betty, is be careful what you say, if asked to make a speech!

By the way, the city boundary has moved many miles beyond the school now. There must have been a lot of broken hearts since I left.

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Danny
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post 6th Jan 2018, 06:32am
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Hi Danny,

Sorry I didn't reply to your post about my school reunion. It was a lovely evening, though we didn't know anyone there (as expected). We did have some lovely people sitting at our table so we had s few of our era to talk to. I would say the majority of the guests were in the age group 40s, 50s and 60s and boy did they enjoy themselves! My friend's husband didn't make it to the dinner as he was not well enough. Re speeches, I think I would have been capable of giving a short one if asked but was okay that I wasn't!

Danny, I posted a message on the "My Diary" section giving the highlights of my holiday in the UK. It's about 7 weeks since I came back to NZ and I am staying with my son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter for a while until I can move back into my own place. The weather has been hot, 25-32 degrees but we have just had some decent rain, which has been a godsend.

I can't remember commenting on Cadder but my sister and I did go there briefly in July. I was able to ignore the rough condition of the shops and the general appearance of the buildings but my sister was not really all that bothered. It is very likely that neither of us will be back again but we have happy memories of growing up in Hinshaw Street then Vaila Street.

Sorry to say I've given up reading the political sections in GG as I find it all so negative and I try to concentrate on the positive side of life.

Good luck to you Danny for 2018.

Cheers,

Betty


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post 7th Jan 2018, 01:41pm
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Hi Danny,

Sorry I didn't reply to your post about my school reunion. It was a lovely evening, though we didn't know anyone there (as expected). We did have some lovely people sitting at our table so we had s few of our era to talk to. I would say the majority of the guests were in the age group 40s, 50s and 60s and boy did they enjoy themselves! My friend's husband didn't make it to the dinner as he was not well enough. Re speeches, I think I would have been capable of giving a short one if asked but was okay that I wasn't!

Danny, I posted a message on the "My Diary" section giving the highlights of my holiday in the UK. It's about 7 weeks since I came back to NZ and I am staying with my son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter for a while until I can move back into my own place. The weather has been hot, 25-32 degrees but we have just had some decent rain, which has been a godsend.

I can't remember commenting on Cadder but my sister and I did go there briefly in July. I was able to ignore the rough condition of the shops and the general appearance of the buildings but my sister was not really all that bothered. It is very likely that neither of us will be back again but we have happy memories of growing up in Hinshaw Street then Vaila Street.

Sorry to say I've given up reading the political sections in GG as I find it all so negative and I try to concentrate on the positive side of life.

Good luck to you Danny for 2018.

Cheers,

Betty


Hello Betty

Thank you for the reply.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit home, and it is nice to know that you have happy memories of your younger days here.

It was also nice to learn that your old school reunion went well. It is something that will stay with you. It doesn't seem that eleven years have passed since I attended mine in Canada. Being from Glagow, I am sure you would have delivered a good humorous speech if you had been asked.

I agree with you regarding the political forums on the G.G.

I think that the forums regarding past life in Glasgow and surrounding areas, are falling away because (lets face it) many of the people who lived in the old Glasgow, before the days of the Housing schemes are now very elderly, like me, or are, sadly, now dead.

The younger generations are now on Social Networks. A strange new different world.

It was nice of you to reply to me. I will read your post in the My Diary section.

All the Best for 2018.

Danny
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