What a pleasure it was to speak to ladies and gentlemen at the Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista! This is a group of retired professionals who enjoy listening to guest speakers. In the audience of about 70 people, many had attended one-room schoolhouses across Canada. One lady mentioned her son had had six weeks training at a Saskatchewan Normal School before teaching 63 students in 11 grades in northern Saskatchewan for six years. Some of his students were older than he was. That sure was perseverance! Sales of my book were brisk and many people made a point of telling me their stories and said how my presentation brought back many memories of their schooldays. After my talk, I was surprised and delighted to have been presented with a made an honorary member of the Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista for one year.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.