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  • December 2021 – Interior Decorating of a Small Kind

    Posted by Stephen Nelson on December 2, 2021 at 7:50 am

    When you began your high school life at CDHS, you were assigned a locker to keep your belongings in a secure place.

    Some lockers were blue and others in what was the “1970s new wing” were different colours like white, orange and an avocado green. Ahh, the 70s!

    By the end of the first week of school, the accumulation of textbooks, notebooks, binders, pencils and pens likely expanded to amount beyond your imagination.

    Did you place your “treasured” textbooks and notebooks, neatly in an arranged order on the top shelf of your locker?

    September weather can be warm when school started. As the weather got colder, you wore your coat, scarf and maybe winter boots. You could hang your coat, scarf and push your toque and gloves inside your coat sleeve before hanging it on a hook inside the locker. The boots likely sat on the bottom of the locker.

    Maybe you hung a mirror on the inside of the locker door and decorated the locker with decals and notes.

    The offer of going to a restaurant downtown with friends for lunch could make you forget all about the lunch you brought from home. Too many days left in your locker could give your locker an aroma, shall we say.

    The neatness level of the locker probably decreased as the months passed.

    If a person found out your lock combination, you might be the target of your textbooks precariously set to fall from the top shelf when you opened your locker.

    Cleaning out your locker at the end of the school year was a rite of passage. Some students would be leaving the school as graduates and never be using a locker there again.

    You might even find that missing homework you told a teacher you did or something you had brought to school from home and thought you had lost.

    Q. Who was the first CDHS librarian?

    A. Find out the answer in next month’s newsletter.

    Last month’s answer: Maria (Battaglini) Fitzgerald

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