Class 1A Quines
C.M.Flett

1999

  • To the Quines I knew in Class 1A,
  • I dedicate these lines this day.
  • Still friends, I hope, as once were we.
  • Whaur are they? - My thematic plea.
  • Whaur are ye now, swift Betty Hillocks?
  • Wi' hockey stick you led the phalanx;
  • At all field games you were most keen,
  • My symbiotic sporty Freen!
  • Whaur are ye now, smart Vera Joiner?
  • Sweetness - neatness - personifier;
  • You did so well! You made the grade -
  • And put most of us in the shade!
  • Whaur are ye now, nice Catherine Flett?
  • With red silk locks Divinely set;
  • Your charming smile as us you'd pass -
  • You were the beauty o' the class!
  • Click to return to our Poets' corner
  • Whaur are ye now, dear Franny Christie?
  • Your laugh and jokes were something tasty;
  • Your joie de vivre's creative tonic
  • Made us all go super-sonic!
  • Whaur are ye fresh-faced, Jean McKenzie?
  • Whose peach skin drove me to a frenzy;
  • Your sweet smile failed ne'er to amaze -
  • Gone forever - idyllic days!
  • Whaur are ye now sweet Annie Coull?
  • Whose dimpled cheeks made mony drool;
  • And deep blue eyes that sparkled bright -
  • Finechty's most enchanting sight!

  • Whaur are ye now bright Linda Gordon?
  • A richt fine quine we're all agreed on;
  • Laughing and joking your way through class,
  • You were a bonnie cheery lass!
  • Now, Sheena Cowie, I knew ye not
  • In school days past! 'Twas not our lot.
  • No hint from Fate you'd be my wife,
  • To share with me our married life.
  • And so to all, it's been my honour,
  • To call you Friend in schoolboy manner,
  • I trust that most I'll meet again,
  • To laugh and chat as we did then!
  • But not 'til nineteen ninetyeight,
  • Did most all meet....and it was great!
  • A memorable night; a class array!
  • Linda, "Well done", we all do say!