- Posted June 7, 2011 by
Kandy, Sri Lanka
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your favorite yearbook messages
We did not have what you call a Year Book, but every child in school starting from Grade 4 onwards had a small note book, at that time it was called the 'Autograph Book' or Samaru potha in Sinhala language.
It was a sort of craze to have that book and during the end of term and year end you see every child carrying it across school the corridors and halls in search of friends and teachers to get them to sign the book, draw , or paste a picture anything.
I remember begging my parents to buy me one of these little books as I had seen the other children with them, they used to come to class and show their gaily coloured little books and ask us to write something in it. I had one beautiful little book which at the moment I have misplaced and can't seem to locate it, however I found another one, which does not have a lot of writings in it however I selected just a few of what my classmates and friends have written in our mother tongue Sinhala language.
The first people that I got to write in it was my Mother,father and brother, however Mother's note was written on the last page and it has got damp in some place and now faded. I am sorry I could not find the other book which had a lot of messages written on it.
Our school days and the things we did, will forever be etched in those little books of memories that will never fade.