London Normal School

London Normal School

Seventy-five years ago, my grandfather’s sister, Helene Duck, embarked on an adventure. She left her comfortable rural community of Morpeth, Ontario, and ventured to the nearby city of London to attend “Normal School” – which was where teachers were trained. I’m going to be sharing a series of her letters home, so I thought it…

1931 Composition Book

How I spent Labour Day

This is one of my favourite pieces from my genealogy collection – my grandfather’s composition book. I’ve shared this particular essay numerous times in the past, but this is the first time on this blog. Near the end of the book I found something written in May 1932, so it must have been fall 1931…