In the Comments section at the end of an earlier post about Cartierville School, Ian Roach has added a comment. By way of bringing your attention to his recent message, which I read with much interest, I’ve devoted the current post to Ian’s comment.
I believe that the correct spelling for Morison is the version with one “R,” as has been previously pointed out to me.
Thus in the following quote from Ian Roach I’ve made just one copy editing change: I’ve spelled Morison with just the one “R”:
Ian, thank you for your comment, which reads as follows:
I attended Cartierville School from 1954-55 thru 1959-60. My teachers were:
1954-55. Grade 2.Miss Schaefer.
1955-56. Grade 3. Miss Knowles.
1956-57. Grade 4. Mrs. Shields. She was a really nice lady, and I think that was her last year teaching before she retired.
1957-58. Grade 5. Mrs. Hamilton.
1958-59. Grade 6. Mrs. Staniforth. In September 1958 while she was teaching us she was informed that her mother had died, but she stuck it out until the end of the day, but I remember how stressed she was that day.
1959-60. Grade 7. Mrs. Jackson. She became an inspector for the school board a couple of years later.
I remember Mrs. Lillian Finlayson. She gave me the strap one time for jumping over the flower bed. She retired after the 1958-59 session and she lived to a ripe old age – I think she was 96 when she died. Mrs. MacKenzie was principal in 1959-60.
Also, the janitor while I was there was Mr. Lawrence. His daughter, Lena, also attended the school.
In grade 7, I remember we had wood working class one day a month at Morrison School.
For a while, we had movies on Friday afternoon in the auditorium at Cartierville School about once a month.One of the movies I remember seeing was ‘West of Zanzibar’.
It’s great to read this overview!
I’ve been trying to place where I saw some old 16mm movies. Ian’s comment reminds me that maybe some that I saw were at the Cartierville School auditorium.
I’m very pleased to know that Mrs. Shields enjoyed a long life. She was my Grade 4 teacher and I remember her well. As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, I estimate she was born about 1905.