On March 1st, I was the guest speaker at the Osgoode Historical Society at the Vernon Museum in Vernon. Ann Robinson (wife of Moe Robinson, Larry Robinson’s younger brother) introduced me to the group and made David and me feel very welcome. Book sales were brisk and many people in the audience had attended one-room schoolhouses. These included Ken McDiarmid (S.S. No. 23 Osgoode – Dalmeny School), Coreen Atkins (husband, Bernard Sheldrick went to Ormond School), Fred Alexander (Hawthorne Public School and his grandfather built Ramseyville School), Emmet Carr (U.S.S. No. 16 Cumberland & No. 23 Clarence), Meryl Jackson (S.S. No. 3 Vars) and Sharon Wright (S.S. No. 4 Marlborough – Malakoff School). The Osgoode Historical Society firstname.lastname@example.org has a wonderful museum in Vernon and people there were very helpful while I was researching for my book. Check it out.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.