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Picking up where we left off last week; Chapter Three of my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”.
(Had to sneak in a couple of extra sentences to finish the paragraph.)
Preamble: Fall, 1968. Schoolmate Angelika had shown us how to gain access to the empty ground floor room with no bars on the window. You can imagine our delight at finding an escape route!
Read last week’s post HERE
Angelika had been using this room regularly for “Schwartzausgang”, (literally translated “black leave”, or, going AWOL). Of course, we were nervous about doing this ourselves, but the more we thought about it, the more we wanted to break free!
“We”, being Judy, Marie Luise, (who later became good friends with Angelika and left us on our own), Jennifer and me. Everyone else was too scared of breaking the rules. Then, as now, I believe rules are made to be broken and if somebody says “you mustn’t”, I say “just watch me!”
For our first outing, we stocked up on Apfel Wein (alcoholic apple cider) and headed to the park, where we spent the evening talking, drinking, (through straws; supposed to get you drunk faster), and just acting silly.
Jennifer and Judy did get tipsy, as this was their first experience with alcohol. It had no effect on me or Marie Luise. M.L. loved to party and I was used to sampling my mother’s cocktails at home, (normal in a European household).
We made it back undetected, which naturally gave us the confidence to do it again!
Entire chapter HERE
Complete series HERE
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