"They were sweet and meant well"

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Re: "They were sweet and meant well"

Post by michael scuffil » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:07 am

fra828 wrote:In LV1, a small group of us visited Mrs Oliver and her husband in their home in Ware- and Mr O, long-haired and hippyish- sooo cool! 8) - played Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' on his guitar. I think Mrs O sang.
Did she dress in rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters?
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Re: "They were sweet and meant well"

Post by fra828 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:34 pm

michael scuffil wrote:
fra828 wrote:In LV1, a small group of us visited Mrs Oliver and her husband in their home in Ware- and Mr O, long-haired and hippyish- sooo cool! 8) - played Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' on his guitar. I think Mrs O sang.
Did she dress in rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters?
:lol: Should have put that on 'Leonard Cohen' thread!

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Re: "They were sweet and meant well"

Post by bgw » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:37 pm

chaosriddenyears wrote:You are right Jo, Miss Griffith-Williams was lame - she also sniffed alot and seemed to have a permanent cold. She not only sounded boring, I think she really was truly bored!

Miss Coles was a fabulous history teacher and inspired me as well with a great love of history. She taught with passion and wit and people in history literally came to life before my eyes- she knew details about clothes, living conditions and just everyday life that made everything so very vivid. Her knowledge of her subject was breathtaking and she would pace up and down in her fervour!
It was always a good story! Which is what history should be I think.
Yes, I really was bored!! Not lame, though.
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Re: "They were sweet and meant well"

Post by MaryB » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:01 am

bgw wrote:
chaosriddenyears wrote:You are right Jo, Miss Griffith-Williams was lame - she also sniffed alot and seemed to have a permanent cold. She not only sounded boring, I think she really was truly bored!

Miss Coles was a fabulous history teacher and inspired me as well with a great love of history. She taught with passion and wit and people in history literally came to life before my eyes- she knew details about clothes, living conditions and just everyday life that made everything so very vivid. Her knowledge of her subject was breathtaking and she would pace up and down in her fervour!
It was always a good story! Which is what history should be I think.
Yes, I really was bored!! Not lame, though.
Ouch!
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