Two former students a mother and her son arrived today at the Old Birrego School. Upon entering the school room, the 96 six year old mother began to excitedly tell us where was what –
the library where her favorite books were kept – Anne of Green Gables
the fire place which kept her warm
the teacher’s desk
where she sat
and where the water bag hung
She said she often forgets what happened just the other day, but she remembers clearly about her days at the Old Birrego School.
Her eyes are failing her, but she said the moment she walked into the school room, she saw all the kids running around, playing, laughing, being naughty.
What is that we forget and why is it that we remember.