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by sejintenej
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3425

Re: GRACE

As AMP wrote yesterday, This was so in the second decade after the War. Several other elderly contributors have already made this point. (In one year in the early 1950s a dozen Oxbridge scholarships were won. Has this number ever been equalled? I don’t think so.) Soon after I arrived in 1973, I rec...
by sejintenej
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

BTW; this column has been going for almost 10 years and is an amalgam of stuff I have found elsewhere. A few days ago I spent an evening just re-reading some of the earlier posts and had sore ribs from laughing. I am delighted to see that people are reading it even if it does bring up delicate matte...
by sejintenej
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

To be fair on David, he was only posting something which he hoped would amuse us; I don't think that makes him a racist, sexist or homophobe. I agree, though I think the original author has some questions to answer... To be honest, when I saw David's post I raised an eyebrow (actually I raised both...
by sejintenej
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: Anyone you know?

Confused I went to Grammar School & have always held a job. I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged. You can have earned it and been advantaged at the same time. As a working class kid who became a professor at one of the world's leading academic institu...
by sejintenej
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3425

Re: GRACE

Mr Ed has written The Housey Special (a train for London Bridge only for CH pupils) left at about 9am and the school was empty before mid day. In my day the Housey Special went to Victoria My early days like 1952-3 it went to Victoria and from there I then had to get across London to Paddington (I ...
by sejintenej
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

To be fair on David, he was only posting something which he hoped would amuse us; I don't think that makes him a racist, sexist or homophobe. Thanks for that, Andrew They should look at the overall heading of these threads: "From the sublime to the ridiculous" I would like to think I am not too rac...
by sejintenej
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Some things to think about

Covid 19 - the quarantine I hope they give us two weeks’ notice before sending us back out into the real world. I think we’ll all need the time to become ourselves again. And by “ourselves” I mean lose 10 pounds, cut our hair, and get used to not drinking at 9:00 a.m. New monthly budget: Gas $0 Ent...
by sejintenej
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Don’t spend it all in one place.

Looking back over all the pages of Sublime and Ridiculous I was having a quiet chuckle until I came to the Stella Awards which I put up in January 2017 The Stella Awards which are for cases of stupid legal actions in the USA. They are named after Stella Liebeck who sued MacDonalds over a cup of coff...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Anyone you know?

Confused As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a normal sort of chap, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me “Privileged”, a racist & responsible for slavery. I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1378

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

The Medical Officer in 1944 was Dr,Friend, How unfortunate. My employer sent me to the company doctor to get a jab before going abroad. As well as the polio drop (no sugar lump), when I arrived he had the filled syringes all ready and waiting - all 12 of them in one session. Dr Friend (probably not...
by sejintenej
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 42
Views: 5518

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Back for a moment to the Relationships - Grecian /UF topic: my parents were at the same grammar school in Hull in the 1930s (Malet Lambert), and started dating when my dad was I guess in the Lower Sixth; my mum was 4 years younger, or 3 1/2 to be precise; and no one has ever suggested in my hearing...
by sejintenej
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 9591

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I know I got off lightly". I have no idea what the threshold is for out of control, but if I regard the details of that story as normal/usual for my time there, that's probably not a positive endorsement. I also got off relatively lucky; just the one stay in the sicker to recover from the injuries ...
by sejintenej
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)

Simple example: my training from birth was that staff in the house are never seen by the family. I had a very minor role which was referred to, all backstage, in the house play.. Nothing on stage whatsoever but Kit forced me despite my objections to dress up and appear onstage for the final bow. Ve...
by sejintenej
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)

On top of that the school deliberately put me into positions specifically against my will that I hated . Interesting points. Just curious about this one... Simple example: my training from birth was that staff in the house are never seen by the family. I had a very minor role which was referred to,...
by sejintenej
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1378

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I don't remember where but this has been the subject before on the forum. Try a search