Monday, 1 March 2010
St Davids Day Memories
Today its March 1st St David’s Day.. it holds some very happy memories of when I was little and I was dressed in a welsh costume for school. The morning was spent in singing and poetry reading and then we were given the afternoon off.
In the morning break time all the girls paraded around with our skirts swirling. I can remember untying and retying my black and white checked shawl I loved it so much. I think my daffodil pinned to it looked a sorry state by lunchtime. I wonder how I kept the tall hat on but thinking about it, I would have had some very strong elastic holding it in place.
My Aunt made me the costume and I wore it originally with a long skirt and then as I grew it become a short skirt! But it was beautiful and the very full petties under it made it stick right out. I thought I was the ‘bees knees’ in it !
The boys of course came dressed as St David with shields and wooden swords and many a clash of swords could be heard throughout playtime. Happy times and memories, I sometimes wonder where all those little girls are today, well they’d be old like me for a start, but do they remember those times too with a fondness that could bring tears to their eyes, just like me?
I have got some photos of me somewhere, so I am just posting this to show the costume; this could have been me.
Anyone else have memories of school days of many years ago?