Saving a Family Story
My grandmother, Bessie Frances Faulkenberry, received her teaching certificate on August 18, 1911. The certificate allowed her to teach in Jackson County, Missouri. The certificate listed her grades:
- Arithmetic 95
- Language Lessons 80
- English Grammar 82
- Geography 75
- Spelling 84
- Reading 92
- Writing 85
- U.S. History 95
- Civil Government 67
- Physiology 92
- Pedagogy 83 (the method and practice of teaching)
- Agriculture 92
I’m not sure when this photo was taken, but grandma is the teacher on the far left in the white long-sleeved blouse and long dark skirt. When I was a kid she talked about teaching in a one-room schoolhouse and I’m betting that this is it.
Save a Family Story – One at a Time
This post is one of (hopefully) many that I’ll be sharing on this site and on my Pinterest account. My hope is that it inspires you to save at least one family story today. All it takes is a photo and a couple of paragraphs. Post it on your website, a Pinterest board, or a family Facebook group. It takes so little time and will mean so much to your family – both present and future.
Thank you for sharing this family story on your social media networks or Pinterest.