E isfor Education
Thanks to Alona who started us on this fabulous Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge.
Education and school days have a strong impact on us and also on our ancestors.
Due to the Second World War my Grandmother Myrtle stayed living with her mother Violet Weeks in the house on the corner of Craig and Cochrane Streets, Red Hill even after her marriage to William George Busby in 1939.
My Grand-Aunt Gladys and her husband Walter Trost also lived in the house so my mother born in January 1940 had plenty of relatives at home.
My mother Violet Busby went to the Seventh Day Adventist school, a school close to her home, for her Prep years.
|Taken 2 August 1946 Violet is second from the left, front row|
People talk a lot today of school fees and Grandma paid a regular fee to send Violet to this school.
From there Mum went to Kelvin Grove State school, the third generation of her family to go to Kelvin Grove, but more about that in another post.
While Mum was going to the Seventh Day Adventist School, she also went to the Seventh Day Adventist Sunday School. The picture below was taken between 1946-1947 at a picnic.
|Violet is far right standing in the dress with the embroidery on the chest|
E is for Education, so true! Do you that just last week my dad just 'discovered' my great grandpa's Grade 3 report card dated 31 Dec 1886. So you E post seems so well timed!
I saw the report card and loved the comment "A good lad"
I can't see any teacher today being able to say that a student's writing and grammar was bad!
I appreciate it that you have decided to include pictures in your post. Good thing you have kept these after all these years.