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Boma => Tanganyika => Topic started by: mike gordon on 02 July, 2012, 19:51

Title: Hello to all, especially ex Kongwa
Post by: mike gordon on 02 July, 2012, 19:51
Have just found this site, so just to say Hi.

I was at Kongwa school, initially the day school in 1949. Then as a boarder until 1956.
I was known as Gordy gogs early on and then Titch.
My brother Lawrence was also there but several years after me.
Only a couple of special names I remember from those day. Mark Peters a great guy and Jane Bradley (my first kiss).
Many memories.........the cross country race around the hill, the hollow baobab tree (nobody daring to climb the pegs), buying raw cane sugar from the local duka and making toffee on the hot water fire, roasting pigeon on same, running electricity out to our tree house (how did we not kill anyone?), twelve of the best (ouch!), my pet chameleon, making butter in a cigarette tin from the lousy milk, collecting the 'cowboys & indians' off the corn flakes boxes, my new sandal dropping down the toilet pit, collecting snakes and scorpions etc when the zoological people visited, etc etc.
Could go on for ages but enough's enough!