There were very few boarders in Miss Emma Polhill’s time besides the eight girls on the Foundation, and her own four nieces. I have a vivid recollection of the Court Curtsey we had to make to Miss Polhill at the schoolroom door before we went to bed. Some of us had a plot of garden to cultivate in Miss Andrews’ time. I incurred much ridicule because my devotion to Miss Andrews prompted me to plant her initials, M. T. A., in mustard and cress which came up with a green and vigorous growth.

After I had been confirmed I was allowed to teach in St. Martin’s Sunday School every Sunday morning. To Miss Andrews I was devoted and love her still. We have kept up a correspondence without a break since my school­days-a period of fifty-three years.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s