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> Glasgow Residential Schools, Did you go to any?
rosie-k
post 21st Oct 2006, 07:02pm
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You wonder how some folk in authority can treat wee ones like that, I hope they got their come uppance, I had to laugh at Javamols post when he said his father was a clown, you have a great sense of humour, I remember getting sat on an upturned bin with my back to the class as I was sooking my thumb, this was when I had just started school. mad.gif
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post 1st Mar 2007, 11:04pm
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Hi ... my name is Iris ... I've been trying to get information about Fornethy for months and came across your stories of that place. I was eight when I was sent there and I have to say, it was traumatic for me too. I have very vivid memories and we used to sing a song that went ... "there was a horrible place, far far away,where fornethy stands, every single day". It was the place where someone pooed in my bed on my first night and they blamed me for it ... I hope it wasnt anyone out there!!! Then they force fed me porride and made me eat peach blancmanche ... I also remember the little tins of powdered toothpast and we went downstairs to a place to have showers etc. It was scary at night. I also remembered only so many of us were able to go to the local church on the sunday and we had to polish our black shoes till they shone. Also memories come flooding back of writing letters home to mum on a Tuesday but not being able to send one which had "please come and get me" ... only nice letters were to be sent. I was broken hearted, I thought I'd never see mum again. Then there was the long walks early in the morning, the day we got gifts from home ... I remember getting cardboard cut outs of little dollies and their outfits .... such joy. My time there has left a great impact upon me and I want to go back to lay my ghosts to rest ... when I met my mum at Glasgow central station, I let out a shreak .... I couldnt believe I got back home. I remember fornethy as a cruel place ... although one happy memory was of dancing to My Boy Lollipop.

I dont remember anyone from there ... only that I hated it!

Best wishes

Iris

ps it's been good to read your stuff ... any more memories?
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post 2nd Mar 2007, 05:07am
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Hello Iris, can I ask what year you were at Fornethy?......(definately wisny me wi the bed! laugh.gif )


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post 2nd Mar 2007, 05:16am
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HI Iris,

Sounds like a good Idea go back and leave the bad memories behind you,
Sounds scarey just to even read what you went through

Keep looking ahead Iris, [dont look back accomplishes nothing to-morrow is a better Day to come }
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post 3rd Mar 2007, 04:33pm
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my best pal margaret doc and her family used to go to residential school cause her daddy died in a car crash at the 5apartments in ardencrag road and a few others were killd but a was jelous of her going away for 6weeks as a wanted to go and a used to cry a want to go to the residential scool way ma pal but it was never to be a always felt a missed out on somthing oh java a would have battered that insensitive teacher the charity bag an int it funny noo welove the charity shops to get aww the bargains times have changed thank goodness and this is a magical topic as a get to go although a never went if u get what a mean laugh.gif


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 08:56pm
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Trust me Stuarty, you were not missing out on anything. I always felt that I wasn't wanted or I was bad so they sent me away so I'd be good.
Looking at me now I don't think it worked laugh.gif


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 08:59pm
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Ocht ye jist didny go tae the right wan Lennox...ah mean..look at me... laugh.gif


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:05pm
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Well I thought we went to the same one, but I forgot , You are older right !!!!! tongue.gif , naw that's me .


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:06pm
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Naw it's me. laugh.gif
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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:08pm
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Melody lets, just go with the "You can be any age on here " that works best, I don't like my mirror either... sad.gif


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:11pm
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See it wisnae too bad till ah got ma contact lenses, then things got really upsetting. With them in, a seem tae have wrinkles, but wi them oot ma face is gorgeous and smooth. Very strange that. laugh.gif
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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:15pm
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Melody I am sure your wee face is just lovely even with your contacts in, I can't wear mine any more, so you see I have the same trouble all the time....


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:16pm
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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:19pm
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Yees are clearly buyin the wrang typa mirrors..... laugh.gif

Oh ah jist hudda thoat...Angel dae you use 'wing' mirrors? laugh.gif


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post 3rd Mar 2007, 09:24pm
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LOL laugh.gif laugh.gif you are soooo funny


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