- Hi Elizabeth,
I was going to send my reply to Donna only but so glad I did not as it
elicited this wonderful surprise answer from you.
Is there any way to get a copy of the pictures and/or story? I am sure my
grandneice would love it for the 2003 Heritage Days. My two grandnephews
that invited me the previous two years to come in as an "artifact" to talk
about what school was like in olden times have moved on to Middle School. So
only their youngest sibling Olivia will be part of this event for the next
year or two. I am pretty sure she will invite me as her brothers and their
classes found me quite entertaining with my stories of the outhouse, the
cloak room, the frozen ice in the water bucket and dressing up the
neighbour's goat with tree branch antlers and red lipstick on his nose as
Rudolph for our Christmas pageant.
Last year they also had a woman from the Springbank Heritage Society but she
did not bring any pictures of the school. Thus this will be a new treasure
for them. I need new material for this upcoming year as it will be my fourth
if invited. Soon I should graduate - don't you think? :-)
P.S. The book (called Faces of the Past) that I am holding in the picture in
the Calgary Herald shows a photo of the school and the teacher in Brouse, BC
where my father first attended school. My sister dug through the family
photos in the old trunk once stored under my grandmother's bed in which she
found a photo of the same school and same teacher with the group of children
one of which is my father.
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
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From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On
Behalf Of E.Rodier
Sent: November 10, 2002 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: Gadgets
Did you ever hear the story about 4 little piglets that attended a
Springbank wedding in April 12, 1921? Two of them are in a snapshot but they
didn't make the wedding picture and it isn't very clear. I have a Springbank
school teacher's snapshot album for 1920-21. Didn't do a very good job of
remembering her stories about Maggie, Loppy, Floppy and Bridget. There is a
good picture of the school. Snapshots of some students are marked with
----- Original Message -----
From: "Xenia Stanford"
> I think these old gadgets are wonderful. Springbank Elementary School has
> annual Heritage Day to which I have been invited the last three years.
> bring in many old gadgets to display to the students and the visitors.
> of them I remember well from my farm days childhood. Others are a novelty
> and a marvel at the ingenuity of people of the past.