Friday, August 31, 2012

1979: Life was in a ruin

I love it when summer turns to autumn, don't you? The weather is warm yet cool, a back to school feeling hangs in the air as the leaves wait to turn from green to brown. In fact, I think it's one of my favourite times of the year.

It's usually mainly relief that a) I don't actually have to go back to school; and b) I can't really do hot weather so I can now look forward to things cooling down considerably.

Today I can look back at those far off schooldays through a rose-tinted lens, but it wasn't always the case. I think that while it was good to have some order back in one's life, who knew what the new term would bring?

You may have seen some of your mates over the summer, but supposing you'd been away... What might you have missed? What's changed? Will anyone still like you? What will it be like doing new subjects with new teachers in new groups? A mixture of dread and excitement.

Walking home on the first day back, mulling over how so-and-so had changed personalities as well as wardrobe, and how Miss Whatshername was still a complete cow despite being engaged and dreading the first PE of the year tomorrow, the weather was more often than not very much like it is today, if not slightly warmer.

Welcome back. 

Here's a proper back to school song by a proper back to school artist, something that had been a hit over the summer and threw up lots of lines that everyone liked to quote. We now know who Johnny Fruin is. I love BA, don't you? Took me ages to track down his greatest hits, but when it came, it was well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, I had missed this post, along with this one where you and contributors went into BA's work in some detail.

    Three years ago, how time flies and how everything changes so quickly.