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Friday, February 28, 2014

Small world isn't it?

I've noticed from the stats that I still have visitors dropping in for the Grow Your Own Blog Party. If you are looking for that post it is here and it's great to have you visit. With so many participants in GYOBP this year, I'm still visiting blogs on the list too!
I have written some posts recently about our trip on the Winelander Excursion train and there is still one more post to write about that weekend. I thought though that today  I would write about someone from my past working life whom I met up with again on the train after 42 years...I can't believe it is that long ago...but it is I'm afraid! lol
Part of our trip included wine tasting in the Lounge Car...and magnificent platters of cheese, crackers and fruit to accompany the wine!
There were a number of the train's catering staff who were involved in this aspect of the excursion...this wine waiter sure looked familiar...

I took a few photos of him...


He used to look like this...

Yes he is a former student of mine...he was in the Grade 5 class I taught in 1972...yeah a long time ago isn't it??? lol
I had known that he had joined Queensland Railways after he left school but found out on Saturday that he had worked his way up to be a train driver but these days he works at Mayne Control which means that he is 'quite very important'. I was very impressed with what he had achieved. Ian obviously loves trains as much as I do as he had given up his weekend to be a volunteer staff person on the Winelander.
And this is what I looked like when I was his teacher in 1972...the cropped pic is long and skinny because I wanted my shoes to be in the photo...you see I LOVED those shoes (well one shoe is visible, but I did have a pair!) and seeing them again brings back so many lovely memories.
My goodness, did I really wear such short skirts once???
Readers who read my last night's blog straight after I posted would have seen that I had a number of issues with 'smart shopper ads' pop ups and interference with links that I had added. Ads were also bobbing around over the Blogger toolbar; it was disconcerting to say the least. Scans by 2 different virus protection programmes found nothing amiss. I'm overjoyed to report that all that 'rubbish' has just disappeared; hopefully never to return! 

6 comments:

Noela said...

It certainly is a small world Maria. Must have been lovely to see your former student on the train. Hugs.....

Dorothy said...

How amazing to have met up with your former student after all those years. You certainly have a good memory. Sounds like that was a great train trip. Glad you enjoyed it. xox

shez said...

what a lovely surprise to met your former student again maria,hope you have a lovely weekend.xx

Anthea said...

Small indeed Maria! You clearly have a great ability for recalling the faces of students... x

Chookyblue...... said...

it sure is a small world..........

Maria said...

Oh it is a smack world . Nice to have met your former student.