1939 letter

November 1, 1939 – Halloween party

Postmarked London, Ont. Nov 1, 1939. 10 PM Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth Ontario 23 McKenzie Ave., Wed. Nov. 1, 1939. Dear Folks, – Seven o’clock and all’s well. I’m alone to-night Mr. & Mrs. Howard have gone to a turkey dinner at Calvary United Church to-night. There has been one at 3 churches, Monday, Tuesday…

Ilene King

October 12, 1939 – Letter home from London

Postmarked Oct. 12, 11:30 pm, 1939 London, Ont. Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario Dear Folks, – I have only about fifteen minutes before supper so this will not be very long. I didn’t get home until 4:45 to-night. There was a meeting about the Red Cross Society. There is a meeting after 4 several nights…

Slabtown school 1946

As the Story is Told: S. S. No. 3 Howard, Slabtown 1946

…previous section… Students of Slabtown School, 1946 Front Row: Bill Callingham, Donna Arnold, Marjorie Stinson, Charles Sheppy. Second Row: Alvin Stinson, Gordon Sheppy, Shirley Bell, Bruce Stinson, Joyce Arnold, Donald Stinson, Walter Stinson, Rob Callingham. Third Row: Pauline Van Bonn, Kenneth Drouillard, Ivy Van Bonn, Maxine Arnold. Fourth Row: Thelma Trenter, Billie Trudgen, Glenda Trenter,…

Slabtown school Ontario 1920

As the Story is Told: S. S. No. 3 Howard, Slabtown 1920

…previous section… School and Students of S. S. No. 3, Slabtown, 1920s Back Row: ? Musgrove, Muriel Trudgen, Margaret Handy, Miss McRoberts, Elmer Trudgen, Arthur Willis, Edgar Brown, Albert Purdy, Frank Magee, Eugene Ryckman. Middle Row: Mary Ferris, Dorothy Lindsey, Jean Handy, ? Musgrove. Front Row: Maxine McCain, Howard Hall, George Ferris, Glen Galbraith, Carl…

Letter home: September 21, 1939

This letter was tucked in the same envelope as the previous one. It continues the inside joke of “Ike” – interesting. It sounds like Helene was having a lot of trouble getting the books she needed, and maybe feeling a little behind as she started college. I found a photo of the address where she…