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“Why is your name spelt L-E-I-G-H and not L-E-E?” snapped the schoolteacher, whose name I do not recall. I was six and it was my first day in school.

“I don’t know, teacher,” I whispered.

“What? Speak up!” bellowed the schoolteacher, whose name I still don’t remember.

“Hello, Leigh!” bellowed a vaguely familiar voice.

He remembered my name – even fifty years later – when we met in 2011 during a school reunion!

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