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RE: Memories of Greensville School (Letters July 4)
I read with great interest the letter written by my sister, Frances Sheppard Parkin. I am her younger sister.
Fran was the second of eight children and I was number six. Like Fran, I attended Greensville Public School but I have completely different school time memories with my mother, Ella Sheppard.
My mom “Mrs. Sheppard” taught in the one-room school in Rockton, Ont., prior to teaching at Greensville PS. She took me on the bus with her every morning to Rockton.
After one year, I started attending Greensville PS where my mom was my teacher. She taught me for five of my six years at Greensville.
When I started Dundas District High School, I remember the teachers saying to me that they recognized all the Greensville students because we knew our English grammar and spelling. “Mrs. Sheppard” really stressed the importance of literacy to her students!
Both former MP John Bryden and former education minister David Johnson were in my year at Greensville PS, where we graduated in 1962. Helen (Sheppard) Valenzuela, Hamilton