It’s odd sometimes, how a chance comment can bring it all back to you…

Our friend Meli called this week, and a chance comment by Richard about horse-drawn school buses drew a hoot of laughter from her. ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ she said. ‘There’s no such thing!’ she said.

I beg to differ. At my first teaching job, the school was in an isolated community in northern Alberta, and to provide as many jobs as possible, they had a system of picking up the kids in horse-drawn wagons, which were converted to sleighs in the winter, and bringing them to school. In order to prove this, I dug out my photos this morning, scanned them in, and uploaded them to Flickr for all to see.

But weird things happen when you open old photo albums – old boyfriends, forgotten colleagues, missed pets, long-ago parties and out-of-date hairstyles all come tumbling out. And sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s best forgotten – much of it is bittersweet. There were a few tears amongst the laughter this morning, and a couple of searches on Facebook that turned up nothing, but mostly, few regrets – if I had to do it again, I’d choose to do it all over.

And that’s a good thing.


About Beth

Canadian English teacher living in the UK with husband, daughter, imminent baby and cat...
This entry was posted in Stuff. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Nostalgia

  1. Pingback: Exigency In Specie / For the Unbelievers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s