Monday, July 13, 2020

The girl from the second generation

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In my book, The ‘Starting Out’ Years, the second story is about my mother, Mary Thomson, the last girl appearing in the book with her real name.

Mary, who was born in Banff in 1910, is pictured on the left, a student at Mount Royal business college in Calgary, as she will appear on the book cover, along with the other five girls.  She probably didn’t wear those strappy little heels to school every day, but she was certainly wearing them in any pictures taken during the late 1920s that I’ve ever seen.