In the fall of 1964 I entered my second year ad a student at Villa Saint Jean International (Boarding) School for boys.
I was enrolled in the 8th grade.
For the first week and a half I stayed in a single room in the top floor of the Sapinière residence. I thought I was in heaven.
Then the other shoe dropped, and we were told that there were too many boys in Sapinière, and all of the 7th and 8th graders were moving to the dorm in Ormes. Talk about a blow to the gut -- I tried to think of ways that I might be left behind, but they had everyone of us numbered and I was quickly marched over to Ormes -- and in a dorm no less. Disappointment does not adequately describe my mood.
In my opinion, the 1964-1965 Chamois Yearbook was not as good as the 1963-1964 version. Fewer pictures -- especially of the Underclassmen, the quality of the pictures (at least in the yearbook reproduction)
seemed poorer, and instead of printing the full names of the students -- for rembrance years later -- they inserted (for the second class) Underclassmen an initial for the first name -- R. Brooks etc. A number of small things like that made the yearbook, in my opinion,
not as good as the previous years.
Nevertheless its still good to glance through the pictures and remember the friends and shared experiences.
The two remembrances I have of the service staff, are
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