|Brenda's Grandparents on the Farm|
|Brenda with Principal Grandma|
Farming isn’t the only thing both sides of the family had in common; education was another. After Grandma Elva graduated eighth grade, she was asked to be a teacher! (I wish I knew how long she taught, if she indeed did. It may have been until she met and married Grandpa George.) Grandma Dorothy was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, and then a teacher in a consolidated school, and when she retired, she was the principal of a consolidated school. (A consolidated school is a school made up of students and teachers originally from smaller schools that have decided to join together into one larger school.) Grandma Dorothy’s son became a history teacher, and her daughters at one time or another were Sunday school teachers.
I may not have loved farm work, but I have always loved education. Homeschooling my children was such a blessing, as I was able to share my love of learning with them and witness their growth and development personally. One should never stop learning! If I had had the resources, I might have become a professional student. But being an author and editor is the next best thing. With all the reading and research I do, I am always learning something new.
Education: it’s not just a necessity, it’s part of my heritage!