Remembering 50 years ago...

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Remembering 50 years ago...

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Fifty years ago I was in my second year at CH.
It had seemed a fairly normal day - getting up, marching to dining hall, breakfast, classes, and so on.
Then in the afternoon my world - and my brother's - was turned upside down when we learnt that our mother had died unexpectedly at home.
Our lives were never the same again.
But CH supported us at such a difficult time, with friends and masters rallying round.
For me it was Chris Nicholson - then a junior master in LHA - who was such a rock.
He was so caring, thoughtful and compassionate, helping me to rebuild my shattered life, and I know that I could never have got through such a terrible personal tragedy without him.
Thank you to everyone at CH who helped my brother (now sadly gone) and myself during that terrible time.
And, although he's no longer with us, thank you in particular to Chris Nicholson.
I will never ever forget how much he supported me during my years at CH and beyond.
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Straz wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:07 am Fifty years ago I was in my second year at CH.
It had seemed a fairly normal day - getting up, marching to dining hall, breakfast, classes, and so on.
Then in the afternoon my world - and my brother's - was turned upside down when we learnt that our mother had died unexpectedly at home.
Our lives were never the same again.
But CH supported us at such a difficult time, with friends and masters rallying round.
For me it was Chris Nicholson - then a junior master in LHA - who was such a rock.
He was so caring, thoughtful and compassionate, helping me to rebuild my shattered life, and I know that I could never have got through such a terrible personal tragedy without him.
Thank you to everyone at CH who helped my brother (now sadly gone) and myself during that terrible time.
And, although he's no longer with us, thank you in particular to Chris Nicholson.
I will never ever forget how much he supported me during my years at CH and beyond.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I was in Mid A with Greg and remember still the sense of shock we all felt as the news spread through the House. I hope we helped him through it as much as we were able and am pleased, but in no way surprised from my dealings with him, that Chris 'Bomber' Nicholson was such a support to you.

RIP your mother and of course Greg.
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Post by Katharine »

What a touching post, Paul. I hope you have been able to recall happy memories of your mother and brother today.

It is so good to read of caring, thoughtful masters.
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