Also remember the hole. Remember the smell of the beauty shop, where the girls would get their hair washed and pressed. And the toast at breakfast that was brushed with melted butter. Using pencil lead to outline my eyes.]]>
My mom worked there around 1972. I am interested to know what she did there.]]>
With regards to the damage done to the cemetery, it is so disrespectful and such a shame. Individuals in the neighborhood have taken it upon themselves to now lock up the cemetery at dusk and re-open at dawn to try and prevent any further incidents.]]>
I recall that once while I was there, they took us to Geneva Girls School for a dance one evening.
It was a very exciting evening.
I recall dancing with several woman that evening, and we all feasted on hamburgers and fries from Mc Donalds. I do not recall what cottage we were in.
I was around 18 at the time, and killing time till I was released to go back home.
Now at age 64, I still have fond memories of that evening at the Geneva Girls School.
It was really great to get out of Charlie Town for an evening to go there.
Sometimes they also used to take us to the movies for an evening in St, Charles, if we were on good behaviour.
My name is Neil and I have been researching my genealogy and I discovered that my grandmother lived at the State Home in Geneva per the 1940 census records. I don’t know the duration of her time there, she never mentioned it (totally understandable from what I have read so far). I spent a lot of time with her as a child and she died when I was 14 years-old. I just want to learn more about her life and she does not have any siblings or surviving relatives (my dad died when I was 9 and he knew her best). If anyone on the forum happened to know her or could direct me to other resources for records or pictures I would really appreciate it.