It is so much fun to continually receive stories about one-room schoolhouses. Dan Armstrong, former student and teacher at S.S. No. 12 Fitzroy, recalls an amusing incident. On his first day as a teacher, he promptly rang the bell at 9am only to only to discover all of the senior boys were missing. He went out to the Ferry Road to see that the boys were very busy picking up the beer bottles that had been thrown into the ditch the night before by the revelers returning on the Quyon Ferry. There had been a month long strike by the workers at the Ontario beer stores and so the pickings were very good. Thus a good lesson was learned by all on the value of entrepreneurship.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.