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Continuing on today with Chapter Two of my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”.

Preamble: Sept. 1968, day two. The first day’s distress, (from discovering the “prison-like” atmosphere, including bars on the windows), was somewhat alleviated by the arrival of other students. Last week’s snippet introduced my roommates. These are some other notables:

Additional residents of the house included sweet Judy, from England. Her brother, Vaughan, was soon to become my first serious crush.

Then there were two blonde beauties from Germany; Marie Luise, another sweetie and Angelika; quite the opposite and very eccentric. It was thanks to her that we broke free of our confines, but, that’s a different chapter altogether. Vivian, another girl from Germany, had an older sister who was a famous model. She would become my roommate later on and we stayed in touch for awhile.

Jennifer, a shy American girl, whose parents were missionaries in Africa, was joining her older sister at school for the first time. She had a charming demeanour and innocent sense of wonder.

Read the full chapter HERE

Complete series HERE

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Debbie D.
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!
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29 thoughts on “#8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; MAY 19/13

  1. Sounds like an ineresting experience with a whole variety of personalities (as there is in schools). The “escape” sounds intriguing and await reading about that!

    1. Started out well, but then……..stay tuned! 🙂 Thanks for reading, Linda. Sorry for the late response.

  2. Sounds like you were surrounded by a lot of interesting folks! Can’t wait to read more about them! Great, as always, Debbie! 🙂

    1. Yes, it was quite the “motley crew”. 🙂 So interesting to meet people from other cultures! Thanks for visiting Evelyn. Sorry for the late response.

  3. I love how your descriptions make it clear you remember a lot more about these ladies. That makes me want to find out more about your friendships! There’s no action here but it’s an interesting excerpt all the same.

    1. Oh yes; they were quite a crew. Thanks Marcia! 🙂 I already skipped over some other benign dialogue to make it a little more interesting.

  4. Such an intriguing group of people and so many adventures possible! This is a fascinating story and another terrific snippet…can’t wait for more.

  5. I think it’s wonderful that you still recall them and can describe them! And I can hardly wait to read how you made your great escape! 🙂 Great writing, Debbie 🙂

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