The Best Days of Your Lives

Quiz thing provided by Ms.Mac

Fill this out about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be.

1. Who was your best friend?

Chris Salt. We met on the first day of Secondary School when we sat next to each other in our first class. We became pretty much inseparable throughout the 5 years of School. In the 5th year we started to drift apart as our interest in girls (and boys) developed. In the 20 years since I left School, I’ve seen him maybe 3 times and spoke to him less than than that. I used to feel sad about this but now I just hope that, wherever he is, he is happy.

2.What sports did you play?

None through choice, just whatever the PE teachers forced us to do. Oddly enough, I remember being quite good at Discus, which is quite random.

3. What kind of car did you drive?

I didnt get my car licence until 2000 so doesn’t apply, I always had motorcycles until then so if I’d stayed on at School it would haven been my beloved Yammy DT50.

4. It’s Friday night, where were you at?:

Buying cans of Special Brew from Majeed Bros and sitting in a local park getting ratted. The guy in the shop had no qualms about selling us booze at 15. He did peel of the price stickers (with the name of the shop on) and put them in brown bags to stop it coming back on him.

5. Were you a party animal?:

Kind of, we did have some wild parties, most of the time though, we were “looking” for a party that “someone” had heard that “someone” was having “somewhere.” Then we’d give up and get some Special Brew (see above.)

6. Were you considered a flirt?:

More of a sex pest really.

7. Ever skip school?

Loads, I hated the Geography teacher so stopped going to his lessons for almost the whole 4th year.

8. Were you a nerd?

A bit. Not many people were into computers back then, so anyone that could do 10 print “Hello Andrew”; 20 goto 10 was a bit of a nerd.

10. Did you get suspended/expelled?

I got into trouble for skipping Geography lessons for a whole year.

11. Can you sing the fight song?

Yeah, which one? “Fight, Fight, Fight” or “All pile on…..”

12. Who was your favorite Teacher?

None really, I did have a crush on my English Teacher. I’ll not mention his name. I do still think of him from time to time, wonder what he is doing now. I think I was fascinated by him more than anything, he was a young man but to my young self seemed very experienced and worldly-wise. He had been a some kind of Monk for a time then a Police Constable before becoming a Teacher. Lol, I might not have given his name but that kind of narrows it down!

13. Favourite class?

Physics. (and English 😉

14. What was your school’s full name?:

Mexborough School. The school motto was “Abeunt Studia in Mores” which translates roughly as “studies develop into habit.” A quick Googling shows that my school was not the only one to use this phrase.

15. School mascot?

The closest we had was the Caretaker, Tommy Joyce, ex-boxer and local celeb, probably still running on a treadmill in Tesco each weekend to collect money for charity.

16. Did you go to dances?

Disco’s were few and far between at School, Spring/Valentines and Christmas. Boys down one side, girls on the other, coming together to grab the last dance with anyone to avoid being known for not being able to get off with anyone. One year me and Chris climbing under the stage and behind the giant Christmas tree to have a crafty fag and nearly burning the place down.

17. If you could go back and do it over, would you?

Yes, but the thought of going to school now is terrifying, kids have become little monsters haven’t they?

18. What do you remember most about graduation?

We dont do it in England until you get through Uni and I didnt.

19. Favorite memory of your Senior Year?

Leaving school. A fact I now regret, should have gone to 6th form.

20. Were you ever posted up on the senior wall?


21. Did you have a job your senior year?

Yes, I worked in a fishing tackle business, serving in the shop, working the machines that put stuff in display packs that sort of thing.

22. Where did you go most often for lunch?

After the Dinner money scandal of 1983, I had to go home for dinners for the next 2 years.

23. Have you gained weight since then?

Yes and lost it and then gained it again 🙂

24. What did you do after graduation?

Worked in afore mentioned Fishing business for a while then went to live in Blackpool for a couple of years.

25. When did you graduate?


26. Where are most of your classmates?

Still in Mexborough I think, Friends Reunited shows me that most have 3 kids, a failed marriage and a Council house.

27. Are you going to your ten year reunion?

We didnt have one. I wouldnt have gone if we did.

28. Who was your worst teacher?

My Geography teacher, Mr Banner. I dont mind naming him!

29. Who will repost this after you?

Again, as Ms.Mac said, probably nobody!

2 Responses to The Best Days of Your Lives

  1. […] I mentioned Chris in a previous post. Something I didnt mention then was how I had something between hero worship and a crush on him. So, it was quite a big deal, going to the “Theatre” getting on the train and going to the Big City and all. Not like a date of course, dont get the wrong idea, nothing like that happened until some time later*. […]

  2. More fave photo’s and some Closure…

    Ultimate catharsis alert, please indulge me or turn away now, your choice
    I’ve mentioned Chris before on my blog, if you havent learned already, he was me best friend at Secondary (High) Shool
    1. Who was your best friend?
    Chris Salt. We met on…

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