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    Take-Off Zone

    We were the Boys Upon the Roof: the last year
    of Rose Lane School, Liverpool, 1964,
    no longer grounded, we'd shortly fly
    off in different directions.

    But we still dutifully wore our ties
    and some our black blazers stitched
    with a red rose, even though some divested
    ourselves of jackets, mugged or brooded

    in rolled up white shirtsleeves -- it must
    have been spring, warm at last
    after another cold dark English winter.
    One maverick waved hands and yelled,

    "Hey, look at me!" A boy sat Quixotic
    on another boy's shoulders -- but
    horseplay was ending: more
    serious matters to attend to
    -- a cruel world awaited.

    Christopher T. George

    I'm not on this picture which an old school friend sent me. He's the dark-looking guy third from the right. The photo was taken by another schoolmate whose reaquaintance I am making some forty years on.


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    Great photo Chris, it must bring back many happy memories. Fine words to. School Jacket: it made think of mine, and the state it usually ended up in at the end of term.

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    Thanks, Dazza. The photograph was a surprise when I received it several days ago, and yes it evoked memories.

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    Nice one Chris.

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    Thanks, Pablo.

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    I wonder where they are and what they are doing now. When I see old photos, it always strikes home to me how life has to end.

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