Interview with Jean McGuire
QUESTION 4
JACKIE SHEARER:

So, can you give me that topic sentence?

JEAN McGUIRE:

Here I was, a brand new teacher coming in to my first teaching experience, and I walked into this old building built in 1842 named after a wonderful New England writer, Louisa May Alcott, and I had 42 students, 36 seats, and had to sit the kids at the kidney reading table, and not enough of anything to make it an easy teaching experience. And that was my entree to the school system that I had attended during 1938 and then again during the war in '40- '43,'44 when I had orchestra and music lessons from Vincent Sarkor and French class and cooking at the Dearborn school. It was all gone.**