Feb.2003, Extract from messageboard,
GlescaPal Charlie McDonald
"Webmaister...you asked why none o' the weans are smiling in
my school photograph. I cannot vouch for the rest of my class mates but
I was in no mood to smile. On the fateful morning before the photo was
taken your man here had pulled the chair away from one of the lassies
as she was ready to sit down and she just so happened to have a wee
bottle of milk in her hand at the time...result being she was covered
in milk and I was slapped and battered and exiled into 'no man's land'
behind the blackboard. After a while I started to keek roon the
blackboard and make faces at my classmates behind the teacher's back.
As usual some teacher's pet stuck me in so I was given the strap and
shoved behind the blackboard again for my sins. As a wean I was always
a keen drawer and always had crayons or pencils in my pockets...so out
comes the auld Greyhound crayons and the bold Charlie boy started to
draw pictures in this big thick book. After a wee while Miss MacFarlane
became curious as to why I was so quiet and stuck her head around the
blackboard to see what I was up to...she then let out one ALMIGHTY
scream and I was dragged by the neck out in front of the class and
literally leathered and thrown about like a rag doll to the background
of my teacher's screams of "Heathen" and "Blasphemer" etc.,. Whit I had
done I did not know.....how was I to know the book was a BIBLE!!!!
Religion who needs it? So I was in no mood to smile when later on that
day I had to stand besides my teacher just in case I done something
during the photo shoot."
See Charlie's book webpage