Friday, March 26, 2010

Fearless Females - Promt #26

What education did your mother receive? Your grandmothers? Great-grandmothers? Note any advanced degrees or special achievements.

My grandmother Henriette Geertruida Lamboo only went to primary school. According to what my mother told me, she then went to work as a housekeeper with doctor Boer, where she also took care of his children. My mother recalled a family story that there wasn't any money to let my grandmother study any further because her sister got married.

What I know for sure is that my grandmother was a bright woman and she keenly felt the loss of not having had the opportunity to continue learning.

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