Cindy Zorgel asked me to be one of their keynote speakers. I couldn’t get over the number of women who had attended or taught in one room schools. Each attendee was asked to write down their schoolhouse/schoolroom memories. They hope to compile these memories and publish a book next year.
Gertie Hodges recalled being a caretaker. One morning on November 1st, she went to open the school the morning after Hallowe’en. As she opened the door, she was greeted by several roosters. Needless to say, the school was closed while everyone helped with the clean-up.
Myra Kelly attended S.S. No. 10 Osgoode with Hughie Latimer. She also taught in Manotick Station.
Many more women had stories to share, and I hope they will send me information and pictures I can share with you on my website.