Thank you for the kind words.
I remember you fondly too – always a sensible, good friend.
I remember in history class, 43 years ago, Mr Coulson pointed to the field outside the classroom window and asked you and I what we’d do if we stood on it and squared up to fight. As we sat side-by-side at our desk at the front of the class, our puzzled faces showed objection to such a contentious question, as we were good friends.
Mr Coulson interrupted our confusion with, ‘You’d stick your heels in – wouldn’t you!”
Ah! It suddenly sank in… it was an analogy to how sides fought in war, and Mr Coulson’s entertaining start to that afternoon’s history lesson.
Mr Coulson was a good teacher. I suppose he achieved his objective, by causing a highly charged situation, and justifiably getting his point across… well, all’s fair in love and war.
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