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RE: Mem­o­ries of Greensville School (Let­ters July 4)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

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

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