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Cashing In On School Years... Nostalgia!

As I hurried out of my hospital towards the parking lot one busy early evening, I happened to pass by the small playground of the adjoining primary school. The chatter and commotion created by those naughty brats made me retrace my steps and take a quick peek as to what they were up to. Apparently, it was a group of boys who had been punished for misbehaving in class & were arguing to clarify whose fault it was...... I smiled silently as I saw those young minds standing up to prove their innocence.

It took me back to my school years, the fun, the mischief, the camaraderie and the innocence. It all came back to me in a flash....Just like that I got all NOSTALGIC!!!



Everyone has varied memories of their school years. Some fade away, but some stay etched in your minds forever. Having been in the same school for 12 years before I graduated out, I have loads of memories attached to my school.


During my first few years, I remember how much fun we had experimenting with colours, playing in the park and listening to stories from our teachers. But a memory which stands out from the rest is the terror that the helper maid(Ayah) had struck in our minds...even the unruliest kids were scared of her and obeyed her orders. Recently I met her again,when I visited school and discovered that nothing has changed over the years...hehehe....


Sometime during middle school, I remember being punished along with two of my classmates for arriving late to class in the morning. We were made to stand outside the class. Instead of being ashamed for being punished, we took it as an opportunity to show-off how "cool" we were....not everyone gets punished, right???? Doodling on tables, throwing chalk pieces around when teachers weren't looking, passing chits in between class.....name it, we've done it.

High school came with its share of fun, tensions, studies and friendships. We were constantly chided for not being serious about our lives and careers. There were constant threats to us that we would repent for our actions later in life if we didn't study well now. Not that any of it affected us.... Studies were the last thing on our minds, after all the extracurricular activities, sports, competitions(which were more important as we represented our school!!)




After all these years, I feel that those were indeed the formative years of our lives. We are now those people whose seeds were sown back then. These bouts of nostalgia keep creeping up from time to time. Although I might not be in touch with every person who was a part of my life back then, they hold a special place in my heart, nonetheless. No matter what we do with our lives ahead, each time we meet up with a school friend, we go back to that most memorable phase of our lives.....Getting all nostalgic about our "School Years"!!!!


                                                          ------ By MocktailMommy Prasanna



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Linking this post to #FridayReflection hosted by Sanch and Corrine



31 comments:

  1. Superbly articulated. You have captured all the memories so well. It sure is nostalgic when we remember our golden years gone by.

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    1. Thank you so much Sudha!! I am sure everyone has fond memories of their school years!!

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  2. I went on a stroll into my school years reading this post. Equating punishment with being cool sounds like a lot of fun. School years are the most innocent times of our lives and the school friends are mainly the ones who stay with us in our lives, thanks to Social Media.

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    1. Absolutely true Anamika!! Nobody can replace the relation we share with our school friends!! Thank you for the lovely comment..

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  3. That was a rollercoaster ride of my school memories too! Very nice Prasanna!!

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    1. Glad that you enjoyed the ride Jayanthy!! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  4. School life is good, I had to switch schools , because ours was just till 7th, and that 8rth standard was a nightmare for me. But, then I stuck by till 12th..so it got ok.
    But, I do miss it as much LOL

    Loved the post! :)

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    1. Each ones school memories are special!! Glad you liked it....thanks a lot for the appreciation Zainab!!!

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  5. Your school life was exactly opposite of mine. He he. I was the quintessential 'good girl' who never played pranks and was never a bother. School time is the best!

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    1. We all need good girls to balance out the naughty ones!! Thanks for visiting our blog Varsha!!

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  6. What a perfect capture of those days gone by! I must say you were quite a devil it seems in school Prasanna - wonder if you have changed it now or.....

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    1. Once a devil, always a devil .... not changed much since then. But gradually mellowing down as it’s my daughter’s turn to play devil now...hehehe. Thanks for the lovely comment Shalz!!

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  7. School days were the best and we all love recollecting memories of school days. I studied in the same school from KG till 11th and now we have a Whatsapp group of our class. Every now and then somebody or the other talks about the school days and we all get nostalgic and everyone starts sharing their memories.

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    1. That’s so cool!! School memories are priceless. Thanks for sharing with us Shilpa!!

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  8. All this and more runs through my mind when I see my kid doing something similar! Though it's a different decade, few things never change.

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    1. Very true Neha....Thank you for stopping by!!!

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  9. tHIS actually made me emotional remembering similar moments from my school days and how long ago they were too! :(

    Sigh. They were magical times, in hindsight. No doubt about that


    Godyears.net

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    1. Absolutely Doc!! These thoughts bring out a mix of emotions!! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!!

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  10. So much fun to read this, Prasanna!
    I so agree with you when you say, 'We are now those people whose seeds were sown back then.'

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    1. Thank you Mayuri!! Very glad you liked the post.

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  11. This is truly nostalgic. I'm still in touch with my school friends through two whatsapp groups, and we keep remembering those days. Lovely post. :)

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    1. Thank you for joining us on this nostalgic journey back to school years Payal!!

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  12. This post brought back so many lovely and fond memories of my school days!

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    1. Glad it did!! Thank you for visiting us!!

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  13. You have perfectly summed up my school life too.I guess every school had one Ayah like this. :)

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    1. Hahaha....you said it... thank you for sharing with us Disha!!

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  14. Glad you had some lovely memories about school. Not the same with me I must admit! :D Pretty glad to be done with those days

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    1. Oh!!! No worries. I am glad I could share mine with you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

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  15. Your memories took me down the memory lane. Lovely read .

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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    1. Thank you so much Meenal. Glad you liked it!!

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  16. Reading this post the visuals are flashing from my own school. How many memories, some too good and few bitter too. rightly said - seeds sown during those days.
    Loved it.

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