THE NARRATIVE ARC

The ‘Smoking Pit’ Was the Social Hub of Our High School

As a teenager in the seventies we learned to smoke to be cool

Darren Weir
The Narrative Arc
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4 min readMay 11, 2024

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Three teenagers (two male and one female) sit on chairs in a bricked in room
My brother (top right) and a couple of friends in The Pit

A hilarious cartoon on social media shows an elderly woman with a walker speaking to her granddaughter, “My high school had a smoking section.” The granddaughter responds, “Sure, Grandma — let’s get you to bed.”

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Darren Weir
The Narrative Arc

I write about Travel, Photography, Music - Parasol Publications Editor - Publisher of Travel Memoirs - TV News Producer (retired)