September 29 Wednesday
Lesley asks Mike and me out for the coming weekend. Lesley
went to John Rennie and was a grade ahead of me. She and I
shared some classes in Grade 7, which I remembered but we
didn't become friends then. Mike went to Beaconsfield High,
and lived with a foster family.
written c.September 1971 from Lesley to Don
you horny? Don't get me wrong, I want to ball. You keep getting
me horny, but I think if you like me you will wait until there
is some place half decent to do it.
Don't start thinking I am a slut, I just want to do it properly
once and for all, okay?
could be ecstasy,
and me and Lesley...."
-The Young Rascals (1967)
Don, Judy, Sandi Campbell (?), Brenda Gates (?), Mike and
went to the Mapes, got 2 bucks of hash. Then we went to St
Thomas High(15), smoked in the
back field. Went down to the train tracks, sat in the tunnels
and toked, then to the Diary Queen [walking
along the train tracks].
and Porter were over in the afternoon. From 7pm to 12 Mike
and I went and met Brenda, Lesley and Lanore Doy and went
to Lesley's. Her boyfriend came (Don) and Judy. Had a seance.
Then Mike's friend came (Jay) and we went to the Maples Inn.
We sat under a tree and toked, then we went (minus Judy) back
to Lesley's and broke her umbrella - can seat and Sputnik(16)
the afternoon went to Lesley's. We were in the livingroom
first then went downstairs. Wrote on the ceiling and walls
with pastels [see April
20, 1972]. Lesley was matching me up with Judy.
Made a hash pouch out of fur.
has F lunch now, went to the cemetery.
met Sandi in the caf and we went upstairs to her locker (5th
floor) and left a note on Lesley's. Art- I had to stand on
a desk at the front while everyone drew me. After school saw
Mike go by when I was on the bus.
St. Thomas was the Catholic high school, divided between English
and French students. This is probably the origin of the legends
about that school that we at John Rennie had: it was a tough
school, with fights between the language groups. These stories
St. T. had a security guard on duty, called 'Schultz' (which
again added to the school's reputation). Later he was caught
In 1995, John Rennie became a French/English high school...
16. Two items to remember from Lesley's basement. She had
a detached can seat and Sputnik was a little legged metal
ashtray, which I named.
Lesley's basement was really only an area in one corner. It
was separated off by curtains on two sides. The ceiling was
low and panelled, some we were able to reach and write on
it, along with two of the walls. It was furnished with some
old tables and chairs, and music was provided by a very small
mono record player. Still, we loved it, to teenagers places
like this are sanctuary...
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