Another person in the audience was Dorothy Stanton Boone. She attended S.S. No. 8 Fitzroy at the age of five. When the boy who sat in the desk in front of her had head lice, she ended up with 37 lice, so her father pulled her out of the school. She started back again the next year.
I also met Marian Marcotte Knowles who taught at S.S. No. 7 Rolfton Buchannan & Riley, in Meilleur Bay near Deep River from 1943-1944. It was a lonely time for a 17-year-old living in a boarding house and teaching kids almost as old as she was. She later biked to S.S. No. 4 Pembrooke from 1945-1949 until she married. She is the mother of Terry Marcotte, the CTV Sports announcer.
Frank Holm told me that his uncle, Harry Oldson, used to board teachers for the one-room school in Finmark, 30 miles outside of Port Arthur (Thunder Bay). The cute teachers only lasted one year, as all the guys in the area would arrive and try to get a date. Then the trustees would have to find a new teacher.