George Spearman arrived at my door today to get another book for his wife, Helen. George attended S.S. No. 11 Goulbourn (8th Line School p. 134) from 1939-1946. He was in the same year as Lillian Hobbs’ (p. 134-138) sister, Lena James. Helen Spearman remembers skiing 1 ½ miles to S.S. No. 13 Mc Nab from 1943-1949. The Glasgow Station School was in the hamlet of Glasgow Station on the 8th line McNab Township between Arnprior and Renfrew. Edna McMillan and Violet McIntyre were two of Helen's teachers. Children used to play ball in a neighbouring field. The rocky playground provided lots of places to hide during games of Hide & Seek. The tiny village of Glasgow Station used to have a corner store and a railroad station. When the school closed, students were bused to a new one built on the Stewartville Road (7th Line McNab). Helen’s mother, Margaret Storie, was a teacher in the Pine Grove School in McNab Township.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.