Auld School

Auld School,,

A left John Ogilvie High school in july 1966, that’s exactly fifty years ago, ,
A wis jist reminisin n’ thinkin’ aboot some of the names a used tae know,,
A look in this Historic Hamilton” n’ thirs a lot of familiar names a kin see,,
A wonder if it’s yir grannies ur granda’s, thit went tae the school wae me,,

RUBY HIGGINS, GINA BELL, mess wae them two ye’d git some merry hell,
MARGARET CARNEY, wee ANN RICE, quiet girls bit they wur awfy nice,,
KATHLEEN BROWN, she wis so aloof, I’m sure she hid “bools” in hur mooth,,
ANNE ROUSE, noo she stood oot a mile,,she wis never withoot a lovelysmile,,
BETTY McEWAN, she’s the wan thit got me started enjoying awe ma dancin”
PATSY MC ARTHUR, a wee “stoater, awe the boys wid try some “”romancin”
LIZ McLAUGHLIN, it sport she beat awe the guy’s aye wee Liz thunderthigh’s,
JANET PROVAN, she wis awe gymnastic, anythin she done, wis jist fantastic”
well thats jist some of the lasses, thit awe stood oot fae some of ma classes,,,

Now a list of the “motley crew” jist some of the auld guy’s thit a knew,,,,

JOE LYNAS, the bluest eyes ye ever seen, he made Sinatra’s eyes look green,,
PAUL FERNON, this guy never showed any fear, split his heed fae ear tae ear”
DENIS WOODS, JIM McGOVERN, MICHEAL POWERS, JOHN McGary, BOBBY DUFFY, JIMMY KNOWLES, LENNY BARTWICKY, JOHN DUSEY, (1) JOHN DUSEY (2) N’WEE INKY McLear,, most of the gang are here, these last two are ” BAD”
RAB MCMILLAN, whit a great wee guy, he wid gie ye the last wee bit he had”
DAVIE McCAFFERTY, always a smile, ” Davie Laughaweday” stood oot a mile,,

Is ye git aulder yir good memories always take ye back tae yir’ yesteryear”
The days i spent wae these auld schoolmates in my mind are still clear,,,,,,,,

The Above Poem was written for Historic Hamilton by Hugh Hainey.

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