Ulrich Laska (MCHS ’63) has shared with us the following comment at the earlier post entitled:
I’m pleased to share with you his text as a separate post, in order to bring your attention to it. Wonderful to read your comment, Ulrich!
It has occurred to me to ask: Are there Cartierville School alumni who did not attend Malcolm Campbell High School, but who would be interested in attending the MCHS 2015 reunion, as a friend of an MCHS alumna or alumnus?
If you are in that category (that is, you attended Cartierville but not Malcolm Campbell), please let me know.
Ulrich Laska recently wrote:
I attended Cartierville school from 4-7 grades. My parents having landed from post war Germany in 1951 bought a brand new bungalow in a very early suburban subdivision of Roxboro in 1955 for $13,000. I was always amazed and grateful how just a few years after such a terrible war we were welcomed to Canada, could buy a home, receive a wonderful education, and live a life of peaceful opportunity.
Roxboro it was a sea of mud. No one had thought to construct a school. There were 4 years of daily school busing down Gouin Blvd to Cartierville, with stops at A Ma Baie and Saraguay. We didn’t have a TV at home so I felt a little left out when all the kids would be mimicking the TV shows and commercials of the night before. Those were the years of cars with big tailfins, I remember the favorite game with my seatmate Ricky White was to see who could count more 1959 Chevrolets or Pontiacs during the trip.
I recall Mrs Staniforth in 6th grade and the pregnant Mrs Gamble in 7th grade. One year I was Mr Weatherbee in the school play, and Mrs Findlayson would hover over me applying stage makeup, all I remember was the bad breath. Occasionally there would be a movie afternoon down in the basement, that was always a treat,
Baseball and touch football in the school yard during lunch hour were fond memories, there were no organized team sports available for kids back then, not like it is now. The schoolyard was where I learned to play those games, that’s where I first hit a baseball and caught a football. The camaraderie and lessons in fair play were memorable.
On occasion we would sneak off at lunch hour and scavenge for lost golf balls at the nearby golf course. Sometimes when there was an activity after school, it was a problem because the school bus would be gone. I would have to hitch-hike back home. How times have changed.
So many names come back to me, hazy with mists of time. Thank you Jaan for hosting this forum and helping resurrect these snippets of history.
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I would never have imagined how many people share my interest in Cartierville School, which I attended for Grade 4 – a memory that has stayed strongly with me. I would also like to mention in passing that I never thought I would be learning to write simple HTML codes, but that’s what I’ve started to do now, to speed up the process of quickly getting these posts up on the website. I’m really pleased that so much interesting information is being shared via the comments.