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Mbeya / Re: Mbeya School 1955-1959
« on: 10 March, 2010, 21:17 »
Jambo David,

Yep, I remember the propellers we made from balsa wood. We also made origami 'quackers' out of thin card and went around catching bumble-bees in them.We had competitions on who could catch the most. Roller skates were the thing, though, especially a good pair of 'Jacko-skates'. We also used to pinch guavas from the orchard - they were delicious. Somosas were a delicacy - especially those in Dodoma. I have never had any since that were equal - except some in Nairobi when I was there on holiday.

Andrew

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Mbeya / Re: Mbeya School 1955-1959
« on: 15 February, 2010, 21:34 »
Mr Morgan was the headmaster when I attended Mbeya School  (1959-1961). He was a fantastic guy - a perfect role model. When he learned about my father having throat cancer, he seemed to take me under his wing. I was given the great privelege of dining on his table. He also squeezed me into the small group of kids who could practice rifle shooting - something which I enjoyed intensely. He was also terrific as a Cub leader, having us crossing the river Garden on a huge A-frame which we built from bamboo. He organised exciting trails to follow through the fur-trees, and Cubs meetings were always a delight.

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