Ramos, Ramos, Ramos

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Ramos, Ramos, Ramos

Post by huntertitus » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:21 pm

Ramos, Ramos, Ramos! was one thing I recall the headmaster chanting to himself as his gown billowed behind

I was one of 3 brothers at CH

FT Major
FT Minor
and
FT Minimus

Now the Ramos clan were so prolific at CH that the head was consternated (is that one of these invented words?)

And last Saturday the Arts Club was similarly taken over by a veritable STAMPEDE of the fantastic clan

Everywhere you looked there was a Ramos

Every generation of the family was there

And there was a strong contingent of recently departed, but still very much alive OBs who tried to take me on to some dingy hole on the Kings Road at 2 am

I escaped and lived to tell the tale

And even managed to get my family to the bockers and bodgers wood meeting near Lewes today

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Re: Ramos, Ramos, Ramos

Post by Mid A 15 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:48 am

huntertitus wrote:Ramos, Ramos, Ramos! was one thing I recall the headmaster chanting to himself as his gown billowed behind

I was one of 3 brothers at CH

FT Major
FT Minor
and
FT Minimus

Now the Ramos clan were so prolific at CH that the head was consternated (is that one of these invented words?)

And last Saturday the Arts Club was similarly taken over by a veritable STAMPEDE of the fantastic clan

Everywhere you looked there was a Ramos

Every generation of the family was there

And there was a strong contingent of recently departed, but still very much alive OBs who tried to take me on to some dingy hole on the Kings Road at 2 am

I escaped and lived to tell the tale

And even managed to get my family to the bockers and bodgers wood meeting near Lewes today
Julian Ramos was in Maine A for my squits year.
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Ramos, Ramos, Ramos

Post by Rex » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:39 pm

Then there was <b>Adrian 'Tod' Ramos</b>, two years above me in Hunt B:

http://equestrianfineart.com/basket/CL_ ... ectionID=3

Plus <b>Ben Ramos</b>, one year below:

http://www.benramos.co.uk/pages/welcome.php

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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:46 pm

I actually managed to go through my entire time at CH without ever seeing a Ramos! Are they really so prevalent

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Post by huntertitus » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:20 pm

How the hell did you miss them!

They were as prevalent in the 70's as the F-Ts

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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:18 pm

To be honest, it is really bugging me how I did manage to miss them from all the posts I have seen here. I think I still have one of those books they gave us every year detailing students, houses, forms masters etc. If I can find one I will have a look through it.

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Post by Katharine » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:23 pm

How did they name boys beyond three brothers in the school - you had Major, Minor and Minimus did you go into Unos, Duo, Tres, Quattuor (if I can remember the Latin for 1,2,3,4)?
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:25 pm

It was not a catholic school

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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:34 pm

Some of the older teachers like Mr Eagle would call the boys major and minor but in the main they tried to stick to Surname, First initial and then second initial if needed.

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Post by Katharine » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:39 pm

huntertitus wrote:It was not a catholic school
I KNOW that!!
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:47 pm

No need to get excited

Go and make a cup of tea

I've got one

Does wonders for frayed nerves

btw I was joking

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Post by Katharine » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:07 am

huntertitus wrote:No need to get excited

Go and make a cup of tea

I've got one

Does wonders for frayed nerves

btw I was joking
Hardly excited - just capitals, no size change, no colour! It was a serious question - but perhaps the forum is not the place for that!

The Forum was my way of calming frayed nerves. I had just had the news that a close friend had been diagnosed with kidney cancer - and she was to play a key part in a big function I am organising for next week. I had just had a long phone conversation with her crying that she was letting me down, my replying her health was more important etc etc.
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Post by huntertitus » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:43 am

I was trying to gently pull your leg, if you pardon the expression - no offence meant at all and if taken my apologies

Sorry about your friend - that phone call must have been pretty depressing

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Re: Ramos, Ramos, Ramos

Post by huntertitus » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:35 pm

Rex wrote:Then there was <b>Adrian 'Tod' Ramos</b>, two years above me in Hunt B:

http://equestrianfineart.com/basket/CL_ ... ectionID=3

Plus <b>Ben Ramos</b>, one year below:

http://www.benramos.co.uk/pages/welcome.php
Are you Rex as in Sweeney?

If so I remember you and got an invitation from you to attend a School Plat Re-union, I think for Indians. Unfortunately it arrived after the event

I would have tried to go if I had got the invitation earlier - did you go and did many people turn up?

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Re: Ramos, Ramos, Ramos

Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:41 pm

huntertitus wrote:
Rex wrote:Then there was <b>Adrian 'Tod' Ramos</b>, two years above me in Hunt B:

http://equestrianfineart.com/basket/CL_ ... ectionID=3

Plus <b>Ben Ramos</b>, one year below:

http://www.benramos.co.uk/pages/welcome.php
Are you Rex as in Sweeney?

If so I remember you and got an invitation from you to attend a School Plat Re-union, I think for Indians. Unfortunately it arrived after the event

I would have tried to go if I had got the invitation earlier - did you go and did many people turn up?
Welcome back!

Presumably there have been many photo opportunities of late?
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