Glennie Old Girl (1945) Una Fallon (nee Bailey) walked the Glennie halls today with Marketing and Community Engagement Manager, Mrs Wilson, as her guide. Una was visiting Toowoomba with family and could not pass up an opportunity to visit the School to see how much it has changed over the years. Una recalled sleeping where the Dean of Teaching and Learnings' office is now located and their cheeky attempts to secure more fruit treats for afternoon teas. Before leaving the School today, Una was able to say hello to former teacher Miss Merle Guymer who had arrived for her own visit to the School.
Miss Guymer started teaching in 1942 as a graduate in science. Her specialist subjects were chemistry and physics as well as junior mathematics A and B, zoology and bookkeeping which she taught until December 1963. After 33 years of service, Miss Guymer retired at the end of 1981. Her long association with the School was recorded as ‘an inspiration in loyalty and cheerful service’.
Miss Guymer enjoyed the hospitality of Cafe G staff and students today and the company of current Glennie girls, Erin, Katie and Lucy for a special morning tea.
We would like to thank Ms Kay Nuske (grandmother of current Glennie girl Lucy McKinlay) for making Miss Guymer’s visit possible today. Ms Nuske works at the nursing home where Miss Guymer lives and has always heard Miss Guymer talk so fondly of her time at the School.
We are truly blessed to have these beautiful women in the Glennie community. Thanks for your visit, Una and Merle.
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