#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; JUL. 7/13

28 Comments#8sunday #WeWriWa, Blogfests, Writing/Blogging

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’

8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop

Picking up where we left off  two weeks ago; Chapter Three of my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”.

Previous post HERE.

We headed for our usual restaurant and got to know each other over a few beers.  (For those not familiar, European laws in regards to alcohol are quite lenient and we were all able to pass for 16, which was the legal age in Switzerland.  Nobody  asked for I.D. either.)  Adriano Celentano’s “Azurro” was playing on the jukebox and these memories come to the fore, whenever I hear it again.

Later on at the park, we “got to know each other” even better, but the clothes stayed on.  (It wouldn’t do to get caught undressed in public, on top of being AWOL!)  Judy and her beau were similarly engaged.  By the end of the evening, I was completely besotted with Vaughan and vice versa, (or, so I thought).  

••••••••••••••

We went out regularly after that, but our relationship was never technically consummated.  Youth and inexperience, plus lack of privacy all conspired against us.   Fortunately, we always returned in time for 11:00 pm bed check and never got caught.

Entire chapter  HERE 

Complete series HERE  

Thanks for dropping by.  

Comments and helpful critiques always welcome.

Click on the image to view all participants.  Please visit as many of these talented writers as you can and comment on their work as well.  

Happy reading!

wewriwa

Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

28 thoughts on “#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; JUL. 7/13

  1. Oh you wild and crazy kids! I never snuck out. I don’t know why. Just never felt the need to. I had a fairly Brady Bunch neighborhood when I grew up. Interesting about the drinking age. I always thought that. If you are raised with it, it is a normal part of life and you learn how to handle it just like anything else. Love reading about your experience Debbie.

    1. Glad you’re enjoying my story, Cindy. Yes, the European attitude towards alcohol is much better and there is less abuse of it. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  2. Wow…you bring it all back, Deb. The mystery of life unfolding around us, the feeling that we knew enough about life–what did grownups know, anyway?? lol Sneaking out was such an adventure. Everything was such an adventure… Nice! 🙂

  3. I love to read these memories of yours, makes me think that teenagers, no matter the time, place and circumstance they grow up in, are not that different from one another. Azzurrrrrrrro. 🙂

  4. Drinking age was 16! That certainly would have changed the way I grew up. It’s 21 here, very frustrating, lol. Luckily I live close to Canada and those nice folks have a drinking age of 19. So nice. 🙂
    Love that a song is taking you back to that time. That happens to me too.

    1. I live in Ontario, Canada and started going to bars here when I was 16. They had just lowered the drinking age to 18 at the time, but then raised it to 19 a few years later. There’s a whole different mindset in Europe, (where I was born and also spent my pre and early adolescent years), about alcohol. No taboos and children are educated early on. Much healthier in my opinion! Every song I know has a memory attached. 🙂 Thanks for visiting, Sidney.

  5. Forbidding something to teenagers is challenging them to find a way around the ban. I agree that alcohol, tobacco and marijuana all have high potential for problems, but I’m not sure that our laws don’t do more to encourage than discourage that harm.

    1. I completely agree with you, Sue! In Europe, children are educated early on about alcohol, as it is a normal part of every day life there. Public drunkenness is very rare, (at least from my experience). In my opinion, this is much healthier that the taboo put upon it here in North America. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  6. “Or so I thought”….sigh, very evocative of that time in a girl’s life. I sure remember the hot guys that I thought were more into me than they turned out to be LOL. Excellent excerpt as always!

    1. Well, he certainly was interested at that point! 🙂 Thanks for visiting Veronica. Glad you’re enjoying my memoir.

  7. That brought back memories of going to Europe to stay with relatives when I was a teen. The drinking age, the beer halls. Ahh, youth. Thanks for the great snippet!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Ute. There’s a whole different mindset in Europe about alcohol. No taboos and children are educated early on. Much healthier in my opinion! Thanks for visiting and have a great week 🙂

  8. That made me smile, especially the “clothes remained on” line – making out like a teenager memories never get old!
    And yes, European alcohol laws are a lot more lenient than you have. I wasn’t ever asked for ID in any pubs in the UK until, amusingly, I’d turned 21 – yet I started going to pubs with my friends when we were all 14 and my regular pub, who knew how old I was, put shots down the length of the bar when I turned 18 to celebrate me actually being able to legally drink in there 🙂 You may be pleased to know I didn’t drink all the shots – I let my friends do that for me!

    1. Hi Kizzia. Fun memories, for sure! 🙂 In Europe, children are educated early on about alcohol, as it is a normal part of every day life there. Public drunkenness is very rare, (at least from my experience). In my opinion, this is much healthier that the taboo put upon it here in North America. Thanks for visiting.

  9. Yay! I’m logged in at the perfect time to read this fresh :). I just love reading these…I can picture it perfectly. OK, I didn’t picture ya’ll getting it on but I remember my teen years.

    I love hearing songs that take me back. I remember my mom would tell me that and I would have loved to have grown up in the 60’s. I think I belonged there. 🙂

    Lovin’ this story hon 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    1. Glad you’re enjoying my memoir, Corina. Yes, the 60s were fascinating and I’m so glad to have experienced them first hand. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

Comments are closed.