||[Aug. 25th, 2003|06:03 pm]
Leysin American School
Was hitting the user "random" button at work and I thought to myself why haven't I ever done a search for Leysin or LAS on LJ? So I did and ended up here.|
My name is Matt, class of '89 who then returned as a post grad for the 89-90 school year. My wife, Tiffany, also attended LAS from 88-90. I remember loving the students, liking the teachers (most of em) and hating the administration. Honestly, Dr Ott could have been a villain in an Austin Powers movie! Apparently his father actually cared about the students and he looked at it as a business first.
I bumped into an LASer sometime in the mid 90's who said that a lot of the things that made school fun, like drinking permission, was either being phased out or already had been. Gah! All we did was get blotto on Friday's and Saturdays! Sheesh! Without some liquid courage I may never have asked the woman who became my wife out on a date! Tiff and I actually went back to LAS in 93 and they brought us up in front of the school at assembly. Now that was kinda wierd.
I remember the fucking fantastic skiing, brews at the Top Pub, Feydeys' cheap beer made it a favorite too, that samdwich shop down by the bank, and amazing views. I didn't really appreciate the scenery until after I had left.
Anyhoo, great to know there is a community here that shares some of these memories.