Watch out danger

I picked up some old school jotters of mine when I was home visiting my Mum this weekend. Here’s something I wrote on 29 January 1981; I was in Primary 5:

I know some dangers in your home. If your pan goes on fire my mum has a metal tray to puton it and a fire extinggwisher. If a plug is loose turn it off but if someone is stuck to it knock them out the way but if it is 150v you leave them to die.

Harsh, I know. Obviously public safety was of utmost importance in the life this Scottish schoolboy, if a little misguided in its accuracy.

Here’s another one, with spelling uncorrected:

“I have bean in two hospitals. I’ve been in peel and cottage hospitail. My dad was in reesantly with a rupturde kidney.”

Then I drew what looks like me trying to draw what I imagined a ‘rupturde’ kidney looks like. Including the word ‘pop’ next to it.

There’s more… but I’ll keep the best till tomorrow.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.