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In "The Way It Was", 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 2-William B. Garris 1879-1949, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), FAMILY: PATERNAL LINE (BEE), STORIES on September 6, 2015 at 7:24 am

My parents had had some problems with local schools so Mamma decided to teach me herself.  She had previously been a teacher of a one-teacher school  teaching anything from the 1st through the 11th grades in those days.  She had stopped teaching when her children were born and started running the country store.  Daddy continued to teach in Grover or St. George.

Mamma  got my school books which were the same as being taught in the public schools. W e had our classes each and every day.  Some times we were through by 10 AM and sometimes 10 PM depending on the activity of the day.  I had to answer every question perfectly  or I would be sent back to study; or anything I had written must be perfect so I had to keep copying it over until it was.  Sometimes we were too busy in the store or we would have company but we always had those lessons before going to bed.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter 3: “My Elementary Schooling,” 1999

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