No, the kids on Monhegan don't lose 2 hours of their life daily, traveling back and forth on a ferry. The Monhegan School fills this bill. Nestled on a hill overlooking the ocean, it's quite an idyllic setting to watch the seasons change. My elementary school years consisted of stints at Allen's Corner School, Perry School and St. Joseph's Grammar School and were for the most part filled with pleasant memories. Falling 'in love' with Miss Lawler my first teacher ever, slamming my finger in Aunt Mimi's car door(that was a bloody mess), learning to read, buying bus tickets and riding school buses, winning classroom spelling bees, playing tackle Red Rover in the snow and first girlfriends were just some of memories that just won't go away. Life was so simple back then, carefree at best. Some mornings when driving to work, I'll glance off toward the distant treeline with the sun edging over the tops and get nostalgic for these times. I can get downright melancholic. I long to turn the truck around, head back home to bed and fain illness. If I could go back and live it all over, would I? In a second! I bet I'm a bit different here then most.