Wednesday, February 24

Letters we passed between books in school

So I'm pretty sentimental. I have a great big box filled with every card I've ever been given. My mom started saving them for me when I was a kid and since then, I've kept 'em all. I can't imagine throwing a card away.  I also have boxes of letters from my school days. Remember how we used to sneak them to each other between books and pass them to each other in the hallway?  Ah yes, those were the days before Facebook and Twitter. Heck, we didn't even have cell phones until matric if I remember correctly? Most of my besties are scattered all around the world now and my heart pines for them. When we see each other, it's as if not a day has gone by and it truly is one of the best feelings in the world. Sometimes when I've had a bad day or I haven't been able to catch up with one of them, I dive into my box of letters and have a good laugh at our epic teenage dramas!

No names mentioned of course but here are some excerpts from the Exam Pad letters I will cherish forever:

LaLa, nothings wrong but I'm hot and bothered and worried 4 the 50000000 pages of BE we have to learn. This class sux. Thanks anyway Lala!

Lorr-in, D phoned me last night and he's going to give me one of his tapes that he's mixed himself.  I love D. I gotta go cuz Pieters is trying to read this.

2 Lala, Thanx for the letter. I agree that we need to sort our love lives out.

La, I'm in history with the yelling pyscho. geeeez! I'm glad you're going to gym today, I think I'm going to try the super circuit. It's been a while buddy.

Hi, I just want you to know that I am always here for you, if you need anything, call me, whenever.

I don't understand why everyone is so bitchy. I guess it happens in all girls' schools. But the thing that you have to remember is not to take any notice if it.

I have LOTS of scoops. Won't tell you the bell is going to go. I went to movies and coffee with was so great

I'm looking forward to tomorrow night but I am panicking. AHHHHH!!

J is so evil but I guess I still like him. This class is full of blairs. Well I have no scoops!

To Lorr-in, hey, guess what. I just got shat on by a teacher and it has ruined my whole day.

I'll give you more scoops later. I hate writing scoops.This woman is so irritating. But yes, we'll speak.

Well I'm in the crud. Speaking of which, you owe me some scoops. Hehe. Bye bye beavis.

L.O.L We sure were into 'the scoops' back then. Little terrors we all were. Haha. Love you guys. x


Danka Swart said...

Aah... :) makes me feel all sentimetal about my school days...

Mel said...

heart this post. b.e.a.utiful!

Annica from sweden said...

Oh I remember that I had a few friends I was sending letters to.. It´s so sad that the computer have been taking over..

Love your blog BTW :)

Lauren said...

Thank you Anicca. It's wonderful that you've popped in all the way from Sweden! And thank you lovely Mel and Danka. I miss those crazies overseas but its so nice to have new internet buddies too ie: YOU guys, heehee.

bridget said...

ah! I love us! How cute are all the comments from school, La I don't even want to know how many we wrote to boys!! Not to mention the the vein stories, Mrs B and the alligator trap door and sipho wave surfing activities much fun

Lady Times said...

Flippen classic. I am your twin in the sentimental department, alas I did not keep those silly letters, I regret it it hugely now but my friend Bronnie has a huge flippen box full of them and we were reading through them a couple years back. So funny.

Anonymous said...

La that's hysterical! Some of those are so crige worthy. Miss you so much my friend. Hope you're well and can't wait to see you when I get back to SA soon.

Love ya

Anonymous said...

Woops I just said anonymous. Crikey.

It's Bron

Miss Molly said...

great post Lauren!! REALLY enjoyed reading this, brought back so many memories from my school days too xoxo

Lauren said...

Love ya too Bron! Thanks Molly, good old school days:)