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Old 30th Dec 2012, 09:57   #41 (permalink)
 
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A good mate of mine with a wicked sense of humour...

He hired a stunning Russian hooker for his arm, and hired a yellow ferrari...
Lots of catty and jealous comments all night, he went back to his sales job after the reunion a very satisfied man after having had a terrible few years at his school.
Hahaha im so going to do that for my next high school reunion
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It will depend on how comfortable you are with yourself these days.

If you're still harbouring insecurities and holding grudges, give it a miss. If you're happy within yourself, go on with an open mind and have fun.
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 12:38   #43 (permalink)
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If you're still harbouring insecurities and holding grudges, give it a miss. If you're happy within yourself, go on with an open mind and have fun.
To be or not to be, that is the queston?
Dunno, actually. On a good day out I'm happy within myself and can have fun anywhere. On a bad day out I suck. Will it be a good day or a bad day?

TBQH I'm leaning towards giving it a miss. Or I could hire a stunning Russian hooker and an HSV Commodore; if nothing else it would get everyone talking. Now that's got Plan written all over it...
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It was interesting that some of the boys /blokes went to great pains to tell everyone how successful they had been. The girls seemed less compelled to do so. The prettiest girl in school had lost that certain allure, and some of those who were easily overlooked all those years earlier had really 'turned out rather well'.
Girls measure success differently. Fifty or so years of womens' lib hasn't really changed the goalposts, i.e. marriage, kids, weight and number of bathrooms in house. If you're also the CEO of BHP that's an added bonus, but nothing compared to whether you can still fit into your formal dress and have kids who Shine.

P.S. On that note, sorry Probes; pathetic attempt at peurile schoolgirl humour. Obviously I'm still too good at it.

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Old 30th Dec 2012, 13:06   #44 (permalink)
 
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The only one my graduating class has had was our 25th and, at that, probably only half of the class had been found, and maybe 1/3 showed up. It was just a party at one person's house. I didn't go because I was living on a different continent at the time. From what I hear, it was a good time and everyone enjoyed it.

My take is this - many of them were wankers in school and I've not stayed in touch with any of them for a reason. Many of the others were nice enough but I didn't care enough about them to see them. But, I'm a very different person now than I was when I was a spotty teenager who hadn't got a clue, had poor social skills, and was trying to figure out how the hell to get on in the world. My guess is they all are, too, and that even the wankers have probably mellowed and turned out to be nice people.

If there's a 30th I might go.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 01:02   #45 (permalink)
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I went to the 10th year after leaving reunion, it was an All Streams affair, X(Exam) stream, then A, B anC, it was interesting to note that nearly as many of the X and A stream were in gaol as were those of the B and C stream!
(Almost all the rest of us were in the services).
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Hmm Worrals..........I went to a rather expensive school situated along the banks of the Main River for yrs 8,9, & half of 10. (I'm sure you know the school)

Get regular emails to work address for Old Boy functions, BBQs, whatever whatever, hated the stinking school and all the bullying and BS that went on with it, just horrid! No Way!!

Then one day during exams, my parents car turned up in the driveway, they explained that we were going back to England (We're from here, but relatives at the time lived in the UK) and that we would need to leave early, but if we did that I could not return to BS school.....naturally I jumped at the chance.......

Came back to a far better school, one at which I met Mrs FM......

I don't care at all for meeting up with people I never cared about at all
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 08:27   #47 (permalink)
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I know the one. Tres snooty. It had/has a lot of borders from the west (some of whom I know). They enjoyed it but the Bush Mafia were a pretty big posse who all looked after each other (and could fight). It certainly wouldn't be my cup of tea.

In the sixties one of the bushy cousins was sent to the almost as posh girls' school in the same city. She lasted for a couple of months of bullying and schoolgirl nastiness, pleading repeatedly to both her parents and the school to be sent home to no avail.
So she hitch-hiked back to the ol' homestead with a series of truckies.

It caused a bit of a stir so they didn't make her go back.

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Old 31st Dec 2012, 09:57   #48 (permalink)
 
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Tres wanky!!.....yeah a lot of bushies....thugs....

Occasionally (Maybe once every 2-3 years) I'll go and watch the first 15 play, it is a good spectacle of Rugby to be sure........ and free
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 15:14   #49 (permalink)
 
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There was a vague attempt many years ago to organise a reunion for my year. But I heard no more. At the time I still lived almost beside the school. Haven't darkened it's doors since. To tell the truth I have only vague memories of my school years. Cannot remember a single amusing incident my whole time there. One or two less than amusing incidents but even they were rare enough.

I've also only met three from my class since then. Coincidentally two worked in the same place as me. One was the nearest I had to a proper friend in school but really it was just a case of two oddballs finding each other so our reunion wasn't exactly warm. The other went into aviation like me, more successfully though.

As for the rest they appeared to have disappeared off the face of the Earth. More likely they emigrated. The almost inevitable fate of many of my generation in Ireland at the time. None have appeared to have achieved any form of success that brought them into the public eye.

Also it's entirely likely that some of them are dead. Which is sad to think., when I remember them as young lads.

In truth I would be curious to know their fates.

A far more interesting reunion would be my old Irish Army Reserve unit (FCA) which I joined while still in school. Some of those guys went onto very interesting careers. Several pilots both military and civil, senior Police. Many went on to join the British forces. One became an officer in the Parachute Regiment, another is very vague about his subsequent career in the British army. Several went into the Foreign Legion. That's only the ones I know of. That would be a hell of a reunion.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 18:21   #50 (permalink)
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Well yes, i would like to revisit my old school, and this time, I would like to introduce some "friends" to the establishment, former staff and pupils of my time there.

Sadly, the "friends" in question are no longer available to attend, however, once the intro. script has finished, take at look at the opening sequences...these may give you a clue as to my sentiments...


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I kept in touch with a couple of fellow pupils for a few years but gradually less and less - don't know what happened to them over the past 40 years or so. Tried that Friends website but only one contacted me after I tried several on it. That also fizzed out quite fast. I have no idea if any reunions have even taken place and if they have I was never invited. Must be me then

Honestly don't care a stuff what happened to any of them and obviously the feeling is mutual

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Old 1st Jan 2013, 16:51   #52 (permalink)

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A grammar school pal of mine "dropped out" to a great extent during his last couple of years at the school and suddenly didn't seem to be interested in doing much except play guitar in an amateur rock band. I always felt it was strange because he was reasonably bright and could have gone places. He left with no written qualifications but eventually got a job as an office worker for the local council.

Last time I saw him was at a ten years on school reunion. As the evening went on he told me how stupid he felt because he saw how others had done so well and he felt he'd let himself and his parents down. Three weeks later he deliberately walked off a rail platform directly in front of an express train, leaving a wife and a young son.

Strange thing, depression.
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 16:53   #53 (permalink)
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The last school I went to was not a pleasure to me; nor I suspect I to them.

Anyway, I have never been to a reunion, but they do send me "the magazine". If, as Eternity looms ever more close, I did go to a reunion now it would best be labelled "The Survivors". Odd thing, that.

They kept telling me that if I did not "play up" at their damned sports I'd never be "fit", or "in shape". or "in training", or live much beyond sixteen. They were right, of course, save for the last item, but it does seem that an inevitable corollary of winning University Colours or Blues is an early fall from the perch.

"Gone, all are gone, the old familiar faces".
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"Fortunas" Magazine Mr Davaar??

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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 11:18   #55 (permalink)

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As related on this site before, I used to follow the court page on the local paper to keep up with my school mates.

One actually made the national papers when he did a runner from a restaurant in Croydon and was being chased by outraged staff. He saw some open doors to what he thought was an office building and ran in....thus giving the rozzers in Croydon police station their easiest arrest of the year.

Another of my school chums was the first man arrested in Fremantle one new year in the 70s after an altercation with a one man band. He jumped bail and can never go to Oz again without having his collar felt.

This has proved awkward as he is now on the board of a large company and has often been asked to go to Oz. He keeps coming up with differnt excuses as to why he can't go.

These chaps I keep in touch with!
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 12:28   #56 (permalink)
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This has proved awkward as he is now on the board of a large company and has often been asked to go to Oz. He keeps coming up with differnt excuses as to why he can't go.
Has he checked that out with DIAC recently? If it was just an assault and it was a long time ago (sorry, but the 70s was a long time ago ) the government may be willing to forgive and forget. Or (even more likely ) they may have lost all the paperwork by now and not know anything about it.

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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 13:24   #57 (permalink)
 
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Another of my school chums was the first man arrested in Fremantle one new year in the 70s after an altercation with a one man band. He jumped bail and can never go to Oz again without having his collar felt.
I would have thought some 30 years later, with a different passport, and a different port of entry he wouldn't even be noticed......in a country of criminals
The other option is to change his name by deed poll...and viola! given the passage of time...and a new passport....he be just another grey man in a suit.

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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 13:30   #58 (permalink)

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It's not the charge he's worried about. It's jumping the bail!

He is convinced he will get his collar felt if he goes.

He actually got mega house points on his upward career path when he said that a more junior guy than him should go on a trip to Oz rather than him, and take a bit of holiday as well. Everyone said, "What a lovely chap you are!" not realising his real reasons for being so generous.
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 01:31   #59 (permalink)
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He actually got mega house points on his upward career path when he said that a more junior guy than him should go on a trip to Oz rather than him, and take a bit of holiday as well.
Hilarious!
I think a phone call to a lawyer in WA would be well worth the effort. The worst that can happen is that they'll say 'don't come back' (which is the situation he's in anyway) and send him a bill. There's a statute of limitations of ten years for some stuff in Australia; if they don't catch you in ten they don't catch you. However, I don't know if applies to criminal matters; that's where he should talk to a lawyer over in WA. All the witnesses are probably long forgotten and the evidence destroyed anyway.

There are a few regular JB sandgropers; they could probably recommend a decent lawyer in WA.
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wirral - that's a bloody good idea. Thanks, I'll pass it on to him.

It's not as if he wakes up every day thinking, "Damn. I can't go to Australia," but it may be helpful.

PS. I believe our vey own Tony Draper took on the Sydney Police at one stage. I think he may have done a runner as well.
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