Sunday, 12 February 2006

Sunday School

Good morning ,yesterdays Saturday mornings as a youngster ,reminded me of the  Sundays that followed ,the day would start with breakfast ,My Dad often cooked Sunday breakfast,and though my Mum was a good cook ,Dads breakfasts were some how very special ,he had probably been up hours before hand ,going for a walk to collect mushrooms to add to our delicious meal .After this ,all dressed in our best clothes we went to Sunday school,which was held in one of the classrooms at our school .Our teacher for Sunday school was Miss Robins ,we would start with a hymn ,then prayers more hymns then the bible story ...This was lovely ,and I can remember them still ,whether they were parables or first or second testament,storys ,Miss Robins always told them in her own word ......thus making it all so real !and indeed understandable when we heard the real thing later as we grew older .After the morning session was over ,off we went home for our Sunday lunch roast beef and yorkshire pudding ,whilst listening to the Billy Cotton band show ,Then off we would go again to the afternoon session .Miss Robins  would discuss current events and teach us to pray for our fellow man in trouble .She told us about Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale ,Nurse Edith Cavell ,Dr Barnardo,(we all had our own collecting box) sing more childrens hymns ,and then ....the high light of the week,She would read to us all the adventures of the 'Famous five 'by Enid Blyton ,Idont know how many books were serialised this way ,but it certainly covered alot,reading a few chapters each week.Miss Robins never married she looked after her ageing parents untill they died ,and carried on until she became too frail herself ,she was the organist at church ,I joined the church choir when I was older,but thats another story .Miss Robins taught maybe two or even three generations of children ...But Sunday school for me was wonderful ,taught by a very simple but clever Lady ,whose chistian name ,was Grace

Have a very Blessed Sunday Everyone ,with love Jan xx    

14 comments:

wobblymoo said...

I always looked forward to Sunday school, thanks for the lovely memory

jlocorriere05 said...

I remember sunday school in a dark basement of our church, St Lukes. We used to put on a show once a year and I was the little weed in our version of Bill and Ben!! I love hearing everybody's old mempries, we used to listen to the Billy Cooton Band Show, the Clitheroe Kid, Round the Horn, The Navy Lark etc, all great radio!! Jeannette.

ally123130585918 said...

Jan what lovely memories - Dad's special Sunday breakfasts, then Sunday School...all dressed in your Sunday Best....Miss Robins sounded a wonderful woman...getting satisfaction from teaching you children..."Grace by name Grace by Nature" ..Probably never thought of marriage - she had so many Children to take care of...Sundays were always Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings...and Billy Cotton.....
Ally

nightmaremom said...

Thanks so much for sharing Jan.  I think back in the day when Moms did most of the cooking we looked at Dad's cooking as something so special.  I know I do.  I think I remember all of them.  I grew up going to a Catholic School so I didn't have Sunday school, but your memories sound great!
hugs
d
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sdrogerson said...

What a lovely lady...............with a lovely name.....

madcobug said...

Great memories you have and I know Miss Grace was richly blessed. Helen

frdbrow7 said...

Lovely memories Jan
I remembr going to Sunday School with my two older sisters - 3 little girls dressed in blue lol!  We wore straw bonnets trimmed with silk flowers - ahhh!
I too joined the church choir when I got older, listened to Billy Cotton, Educating Archie with Max Bygraves, and George Cole with his dog psyche (Percy Edwards) in Life of Bliss - ah those were the days! ;-)
And oh those Sunday morning fryups - how ever did we find room for roast beef with all the trimmings and later 'high tea'????

Freda
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oddb0dkins said...

I have vague recollections of Sunday school too. The only one that springs to mind is that the woman who taught us was big and loud and we called her Old Thunderguts! Years later, at a psychic reading I was told that she was one of my guides. Oops! Hope she's forgiven me, lol. x

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, I`ve not thought about Sunday School for ages but this brings back happy memories for me.  I used to look forward to going there and singing hymns, I`ve always loved them, and later coming home to listen to Billy Cotton and I think Family Favourites.  It was always roast beef for dinner back then...delicious! :o))

Sandra xxxx

plieck30 said...

I too have good memories of sunday school in our small town at the Methodist Church with lots of steps to play on when it wasn't sunday. We lived right across the street so there was no excuse to miss going. As far as the yorkshire pudding and Billy Cotton I have so idea but that is what makes journaling so much fun. To learn about other ways of life. Always enjoy your journal. Paula

jaymact1 said...

Missed this entry yesterday for some reason I don't know, lovely story of your childhood. I remember being told about Grace Darling she had something to do with lifeboats if I recall. Love Joan.

jmoqueen said...

I went to Sunday School, it was all part of village life and most of the children went :-)  Some great memories you are having Jan

icklemisssexpot said...

We went to church first then sunday school...It was held in the church so was after church service had finished...I also became a sunday school teacher when i was 12 for the little ones and i sang in the church choir LOL    Caff xxx

nedmoh said...

What a wonderful entry today.So many happy memories and told so well. Miss Robins was certainly a special lady........Love Jeanxx