Tuesday, 10 January 2017
The School Shirt Graveyard
I'm still in the process of tidying up my dining room - I'll post before and after photos when I'm content that I'm done. It's one of those projects that seems to be best done in little snatches, rather than exhausting myself to get it all done at once. In the meantime there have been some interesting finds. Or more accurately, rediscoveries of things that had gone missing.
For example I found the glass confectionary jars given to me by a student at the end of my first teaching job. I knew they'd come home and then didn't know where I'd put them. Well...I'm not wondering anymore! I also went through a bag that came out of the boot of my old car. I've had my new car for 15 months now. 🙄
Then I unearthed this little pile of school sports shirts. Our school doesn't have a uniform, except for this one item, to be worn the day the kids do PE and if they are off site for excursions or sports days. Having had three kids wear these shirts over many years, we have had to enough for each of them to wear one in their current size. And then as the kids grew they were replaced, and the too-small shirts handed down. Until finally, Mr Busy, the last one at school, owns one shirt in his current, tall size. The girls have kept the shirt the each had in Year 12.
The five on this chair have been cleared out of Mr Busy's wardrobe over time. These are headed for my brother's girls, who also attend Our School, and who both still have many years ahead of them!