January 29, 2011
My mother told me about her childhood. She said she was "the naughtiest girl in school", and I am sure this was because she loved drama and excitement...to add a bit of spice to life! And why not? Traditional methods of education in Europe in the 1920's and 1930's must have been soooo boring....even nowadays there are children who are just too bright for conventional schooling. Mind you, she did not do anything destructive, only little bits of naughtiness, like hiding in the classroom cupboard, before the teacher arrived, and being discovered and punished at end of class.