After celebrating my mother’s birthday on October 3rd, with lunch at S.S. No. 1 Huntley (Cheshire Cat Pub), my husband, David, and I headed off to S.S. No. 1 Pakenham on Cedar Hill Road outside of Pakenham. David Donaldson, President of “The Friends of Cedar Hill School”, (his story is in my book) welcomed everyone to the dedication of six new windows for the schoolhouse. The number of families that still have roots in this rural community is amazing. Descendants of six of them were honoured for pledging money for the windows. There were a lot of pictures of many classes that had passed through the school dating back to the 1920s. I particularly enjoyed signing a book for a young boy who was the great great grandson of James Connery who taught in the first log schoolhouse in 1842.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.