Saturday, June 27, 2009


She proudly showed this to all. Her sec3 composition book. Dated 1955. I couldn't resist. Just had to read through. Curious to know what-was it like during her days/ language used/her thoughts and her maturity. Amazing she had kept this book for the last 50 years. Her aspiration to be an independant career woman was shattered when she had to Quit school after sec5 to care for her sickly mother. Married at the age of 21 to start a family. She never stepped into the kitchen. Instead she gave tuition from home. Today at 72 she still believe that a woman should earn her own keeps.

*Click on the picture to read the composition.


doc said...

these days, giving tuition can be a career by itself, eg. tuition centres. had i taken up teaching when the opportunity arose, instead of going to the u, this would be what i would have done to supplement income.

(actually, i did the same thing as an MO, doing locums at 24-hr clinics - hard work but the rewards were satisfying!!)

stay-at-home mum said...

wow! keeping her essay book for more than 50 years! Never kept a single one of mine. Must keep my children's for them. real treasures!!

iml said...

Big business/money here esp if you're a teacher.

Neither did I. My mum cleared my things out long ago.