Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nothing more lonely than an old school in the middle of July

This is Kitchener Elementary School in North Burnaby. I attended Kindergarten to grade 5 here. Leaving the neighbourhood and this school in the summer of 1979, going into grade 6 in North Vancouver was a very difficult - well, traumatic experience for a 10 year old. Whenever I'm driving near the area, I always detour around the school. A few days ago, I drove by and got out of the car to walk around the empty property. These are the photos I took.

Our "old house" at 4263 Napier Street was demolished about 4 years ago so I can't bring myself to drive down that street any longer.

But in my dreams, I'm still taken back to the grounds of Kitchener School.

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