Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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I'm feeling back to normal today thank goodness. One day of dragging myself around is more than enough for me.

Not that I've had to drag myself anywhere today as it's been one of those days where I never seem to have been out of the car. 

First was a trip to the doctors for an appointment Amy had. Next was a trip to Sainsburys which was a waste of time as I couldn't find what I was looking for, then it was down to Middleton to drop Amy at work, then back down to Middleton to pick her up. Mark got Thomas so at least that was one journey I didn't have to do. 

Thomas asked for an autograph book this morning at 8.40am! I can conjure up a lot of things at the last minute but an autograph book isn't one of them. Not that it mattered because he said a shirt would be fine. That I did manage to come up with. It was for him to take into school for teachers and friends to sign.

I remember Amy doing this and I've also signed a fair few myself in my school office days. 

I vaguely remember taking an autograph book into school on my last day of primary and getting it signed. In High School up here throwing flour and eggs at each other seemed to be the speciality, while down South they were much more refined and ties were tied to the school railings and set on fire!

Miss Bevan was his Y3 teacher and we'll always remember her. Mrs Greenwood is his TA and the message she wrote was lovely.

Anybody remember doing anything similar on their last day of school?

  

xxx


14 comments:

  1. The messages are a lovely keepsake for Thomas and make it clear just how much a popular and likeable character he is.
    I genuinely can't remember my last day of Primary or Secondary school. I didn't particulary enjoy either and it was so, so long ago, that's my excuse. X

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    1. They are nice messages aren't they and it's lovely they've taken the time to write something so personal.

      I went to 3 primary schools, the first 2 I hated, the 3rd one I'd still be happy to go now I loved it that much. Secondary was fine until we moved down south 6 weeks before the end of Y10. With only a year left I struggled to make friends, hated every minute of it and was happy to see the back of it. So my school years were a mixed bag. xx

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  2. Like Jules I can't remember my last day at either school....age is a dreadful thing....lol.
    I love the idea of writing on a shirt rather than in an autograph book.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I have vague memories of the autograph book at primary but certainly nothing like a leaver's assembly or special party. I can remember my last day at secondary up north - again nothing special as I left mid term to move down South. The last day at my new school was the best day of my life lol. I hated it. Again, apart from watching everybody burn their ties there was nothing special organised but I was just so glad to see the back of it. xx

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  3. At the end of Grade 8 we had autograph books, not sure what happened to mone. I forgot all about it u til you mentioned it! Both teachers wrote a nice personal note to Thomas, something I'm sure he'll treasure.

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    1. I haven't kept anything from any of my schools Lynn apart from my school reports, but I don't have any work books or pictures that I drew etc. I do have 3 photos, one in primary, one in juniors and one in secondary and that's it.

      The messages are lovely aren't they. I'll definitely be putting the shirt in a box to bring out in years to come. xx

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  4. Primary 7 did this but as ours wore polo shirts it was a slightly more difficult task! My daughter did this at the end of secondary school but I think it eventually got put in the textile recycler after I had kept it carefully for about 20 years! I'm off to the dentist this morning for a big filling in one of my back teeth. Catriona

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    1. Yes, a lot of ours wore polo shirts and they are really hard to write on. I asked Amy if she'd still got hers from primary but she thinks she's thrown it out. She didn't bother at secondary, her last few weeks weren't the best and she just came home as soon as she could and heaved a big sigh of relief lol.

      Ouch, I hate going to the dentist lately. In fact the older I get the more worked up I get, probably because there's a good chance there'll be something wrong. Hope you're in and out of the chair as quickly as possible. xx

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  5. I love the messages the teachers wrote on Thomas' T-shirt. I remember taking an autograph book to school just before I left. I knew I would be leaving the country and it was going to be goodbye forever, so all my friends wrote lovely verses and wishes. I kept that autograph book with me until last year, I believe, when I got rid of it in the Big Declutter. I bought daughter an autograph book when she left elementary school but in middle school and especially high school, signing the year book was the big thing.

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    1. Yes, I believe year books are the thing in the USA. They don't do anything like that over here that I know of, but I think it would be a lovely keepsake.

      Dare I ask if you regret getting rid of the autograph book or are you quite happy that it's gone. It's probably one of those things I'd look at and think that can go, but then regret it years later when I wanted to go down memory lane.

      Amy isn't anything like me. In fact I don't think she has a sentimental bone in her body for keepsakes so her signed shirt is probably long gone! xx

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  6. glad you are feeling better.

    I didn't do the shirt signing at Primary school, while it was done at high school, I don't think I did it. I know Violet's school are doing it, they provide a top and they've spent most of the week getting (almost!) everyone to sign it.

    xx

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    1. I hate the days when that happens, every step is a real effort.

      Amy couldn't wait to get out of high school on the last day so she didn't do the shirt thing either. That's nice of the school to give the children a top for signatures. The most fun is probably wandering around school asking people to sign rather than being in class :) xx

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  7. I can't remember my last actual day at Primary, but at secondary I can - we all went to the pub! I have an autograph book though, it's a gold one with illustrated pages and I have it signed fromPrimary and Seconday plus a few churchy things. I have one famous signature in it. Bryan Robson, the Man U and England football captain from yesteryear ...



    I WROTE IT IN MYSELF!!!!! Carefully copied from his autobiography book I had!! Hilarious.

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    1. Rachel you are too funny with your Bryan Robson signature. I used to practice my signature, not for when I was famous but for when I married somebody famous!

      Going to the pub must be a northern thing. All my friends from school up here did that with some of the teachers - ah those were the days. Nothing like that in posh Cirencester though - perish the thought. xx

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