Margaret Hodgen Liddell

Profile Updated: August 19, 2009
Residing In: San Francisco, CA USA
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Children: Maleka, 1971
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About five years after college, I moved to San Francisco where I taught school for another 30 years before retiring. My husband, daughter and I lived in Africa in the early 70s. I had a great experience teaching first grade in Kenya. I love exploring new countries and cultures. I've traveled across the U.S. and western Canada and through the years, I've been to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Europe, India and China. I tried to learn Spanish in Mexico and Costa Rica but I was too old and never remembered anything. I never knew what anyone was saying!
Now I enjoy volunteering and attending writing classes. I'm writing my memoir about growing up in Chillicothe. It's my story to pass on to my grandchildren and other family members.

School Story:

For my memoir, I've written about being called to the board to solve a geometry problem in Mrs. Beyerly's class. I had no idea in this world how to do it. So I stood at the board, a blank stare on my face and a piece of chalk frozen in my hand. I felt like I was in a Twilight Zone. Finally, she called on someone else to take my place. I stumbled to my seat, embarrassed and wishing I could disappear. I have never forgotten the image or the experience.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:04 AM
49 years later!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Rosemary, Ila and I, friends since 1951.