L is love, loss, libraries and lacrosse. Now that's an odd selection isn't it? So what have I got to say about love? Well firstly I being overly generous using the word love, you see I'm talking about my first boyfriend. I was 15 and there was a group of us who use to hang around together. We'll call said boyfriend Bob for the purpose of this post. Bob was a sweet lad but I don't think I actually liked him in a boyfriend sense but I kind of wanted a boyfriend as you do so said yes when he asked me out. It was more a case of a bunch of friends that use to hang out and a few of us had paired up as boyfriends and girlfriends.
This is the song he bought me for valentines day, in fact all the boys bought the girls this song that year.
Shanice I love your smile
This leads me on to my next memory which is loss. Ok this is an unusually sombre for my a to Z posts but it is an important memory, so apologies but it will perk up again I promise. As I said there was a bunch of us who use to hang out. One afternoon we had some shocking news that one of the lads had sadly died, he was 15 too. It was such a surreal experience, one we never thought we would be going through. A few of the boys went out and were driving a motor trike thingy around the park, two were on it and they went over a hump and didn't realise there was a small fence on the other side and they hit it. Both boys came off, one was ok but sadly the trike landed on the other boy Paul and he did not survive.
A random tragedy, it's so strange to think that happened 21 years ago. Not an experience a bunch of 15 year olds expect to go through. I wonder how his poor family are now.
Ok that's enough sadness, lets pick things up and move on to another one of my L words. Libraries. I love libraries now and always have done. In the early years of senior school I often spent time in the library, I used to love (and still do) the tranquil feeling in libraries. It was here that I discovered one of my favourite series but that is for another letter...
From the TV archives
Does anyone remember Wordy from Look and Read and watch this at their school?
Look and Read was a programme by the BBC to help improve children's literacy skills. It is the longest running nationally broadcast programme for schools in the UK. The first one aired in 1967 and if the ever reliable Wikipedia is correct the most recent one in 2004.
I hope everyone has lovely weekends. A break tomorrow and then we have the letter M. Feel free to drop by tomorrow as I'll still be posting.