wings and things


on September 5, 2022

I recently found an old notebook in amongst a conglomeration of stuff I packed into various boxes when I moved from the farm nearly three years ago.

The old notebook contains Anthony’s geography assignments from 1951, eight years before I was born. Initially, I was using the notebook the wrong way around, scoring myself on the blank sides of pages for my jigsaw prowess.

But, halfway into this old notebook, I realised there was something on the other side of every page, about 30 pages in, AND I discovered Anthony’s 15-year-old school self AND he was very good at geography! His eloquence, and lovely handwriting, got to me a bit – a weird nostalgia for someone I didn’t know back then.

I am still using the notebook to score my jigsaw wins against myself, i.e, if I get five pieces in, I give myself a score of 5 on the other side of the pages where Anthony was a teenager who loved geography.

There are now only a few pages left of the notebook because, even though I don’t want to, I force myself to throw each page away once it is full of my jigsaw scoring.

I wish now that I had talked about geography with Ants!

5 responses to “Geography

  1. beth says:

    so incredibly cool that you discovered this and how you are using it

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hidden treasure. Like a lot about Anthony. Pure gold.

  3. Lynda says:

    Dear Julie,
    You can know someone a very-very long time and still be surprised. It refreshes your perspective, doesn’t it?

    It is a good thing! ❤

  4. susanpoozan says:

    what an interesting find.

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