Dana Allen attended Cartierville Elementary School from kindergarten (Mrs. Carpenter) to grade 6 (1957-1963)
I am pleased to share with you (with Dana’s permission) the following message from Dana Allen:
I attended Cartierville Elementary School from kindergarten (Mrs. Carpenter) to grade 6 (1957 – 1963). My father also attended the school. He passed away 10 years ago at the age of 83. I grew up on Somerset Road.
I have a number of great memories of the school from “beaners” that were dealt out after having your hair cut to flipping cards against the outside wall (knock down leaners and furthies), baseball on the front lawn, and British bulldog.
Cartierville School, May 2015. Scott Munro photo. Click on the photo to enlarge it; click again to enlarge it further.
One episode you may find amusing was this. The night before I went to school I had a dream I could fly. I was in kindergarten at that time and I am sure everyone can remember the cement stairs that lead into the classroom from the outside. I was so convinced I could fly that I convinced a classmate (Andy Fyon) to get on my back. He did, I jumped, but did not fly. I just couldn’t understand why it had not worked!!
I love that flying through the air story. I remember a time in high school I was convinced that the bar for the high jump (at a track and field competition) would not be able to be set up high enough, for the incredible jump I was going to make. Then came the actual day and I realized that I was not the most awesome high jumper in the world after all! What a shock that was, after all my imaginings.
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In the Comments below, we have a discussion about the Buck Buck game. I didn’t know what the game was about until Heather Anne Liddell let me know of the Buck Buck videos that are available on YouTube. The following video provides a good depiction of the game: