This is a sub section of Early and school days which was split as follows.
Well, what else do I remember about Ruthrieston. I remember some of the teachers one of whom tragically committed suicide. I remember the end of term concert, and the excellent singing of a pop group formed from the older pupils. And I remember especially my very best friend Rex Thorsson, with whom I managed to keep in contact for several years - but then lost touch. Rex's dad was Swedish and Rex had a lethal foreign bike - the back brake worked via the pedals - back pedal and you braked. This was a great idea once you were used to it, but I kept forgetting and getting caught unawares. Rex lived in a bungalow in Wellbrae Terrace with his mum and dad, and sister Elna. Rex's mum did yoga which I thought strange, and poor Rex did not have a comfy bed at night - he slept on what we now know as a futon - but wierd to an unsophisticated young Iain. Previously the end of this paragraph used to read "where are you now, Rex ? " Well its a long story, but in December, 2008 someone told Rex about these words, and it was a great, great delight when I got an e-mail from Rex himself, and we then had a long, long chat on the phone. I absolutely love it when I am contacted from someone from so far ago !
Anyway I was at Ruthrieston for about half a year, and then got a second chance, sat an entrance exam for Gordons, and the rest is history. But Ruthrieston was a good school, and I had liked it there.
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