McCharles family

the McCharles boys

With my brother Randy in town, Mom and Dad began telling us stories of our childhood. Some I’d never heard before.

A neighbour in Saskatoon called the police on Randy when he was 4-years-old.

Sounds like the brother on the left got in the least trouble. And he was cutest. 😀

The strap — school corporal punishment — was banned when I was in Jr. High School. I’d forgotten that Mr. Zemp, our hated Math teacher at A.E. Cross, was fired for continuing to hit children with a leather belt.

I never got the strap. Goodie, goodie … and lucky.

My Mom did get the strap once. My Dad says he got the strap all the time growing up in rough and tumble Timmons, Ontario.

One time the Shop teacher threw something at my Dad. He picked it up and threw it back at teacher. Yep, Dad was banned from Shop for the year. Scheduled Friday afternoons he went to the movies each week instead.


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