Topsy : It just grew
About the Book
This is a grandmother’s chat to her grandchildren. It is both historical and biographical. It is historical in following early settlers into good times and then through The Great Depression, World War 11 and building the foundation of the 21st Century. It is biographical as it shares a family story of love, laughter and tears, It includes children growing through their teens into adulthood and marriage. There are pet stories and even a ghost story. Whether you are a grandparent, parent, or in your teens, you will relate many of your own life experiences to those that are part of my family’s history, love and heritage.
About the Author
I was born on a farm when the majority of the country’s population was rural. The sense of the rural community has been the basis for my choices in life. I attended a one-room public school, Comber and Wheatley Continuation High Schools and London Normal School, (called Teacher’s College today). When teachers were scarce in the early 1960’s I taught on a Letter of Permission at Powassan District Secondary School. To renew the Letter, I had to show one university credit each year. By taking night courses and summer school, I graduated from Nippissing University and finished up with a Specialist in Guidance and Counselling from The University of Toronto. When I retired from teaching, I took a course in writing children’s literature. As president of the Retired Women Teachers, I was the editor of LUNCH BUCKET CRONICALS, a history of the one-room country schools of East Parry Sound., collected and written by the retired teachers of the area.