It was wonderful having former teachers and students from S.S. No. 2 Admaston and S.S. No. 6 Admaston in attendance. Former teacher at S.S. No. 6, Mary Plaunt (now 97 years old) and her former student, Rose Quast (89 years old) added more stories of their time in a one-room school. Rose entertained us with their school cheer she still remembered after eighty years! Jack Campbell, former student at S.S. No. 2, lustily sang “A Little Red Schoolhouse” to a great round of applause. His daughters, Lynn Clelland and Ruth Quast joined in and shared vignettes of schooling at S.S. No. 2. Lynn continues to share her experiences as a music itinerant teacher with Grade 3 Renfrew County students who come annually to the Living Museum to experience a day at school circa 1900.
Fortunately, Jack was able to give Heather different directions to drive home and we arrived back to Kanata without any unanticipated detours.