Back in 1964 when I was in grade 12, I attended a boarding school in Vancouver. Crofton House School housed its boarders in an old Edwardian mansion and the ballroom with its fancy fireplace and arched ceiling was used as the dining hall. Just the other day I got a note from my old school with a link to a website page about the history of the old building.
This photograph of the old dining hall caught my eye because I recognized some of the girls in the photograph--including myself. Even though it's very blurry I was able to see my face among the diners. I'm having trouble describing where I am in the photo but if you draw a line down the fireplace from in between the nearest two curved beams you'll be at the top of my head with the jackie kennedy hairstyle. When I look at that photograph I'm brought right back to the dining hall and its rules from almost fifty years ago. I even smell the Sunday lunch of lamb with mint sauce and roasted potatoes.