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Katherine Margaret Tadsen Anecdote (1934).txt

Susan Sharp's Notes:

Anecdote about how Kathryn and Nick met and courted

Kathryn, known as 'Tad', graduated from Port Clinton High School in1927. She then went to Bowling Green University for two years and graduated from the Teacher's College with a degree in Elementary Education in 1929.  After completion of her education, she went to Niles, Ohio to teach because her older sister, June Tadsen Rader was already teaching there. While in Niles she met her future husband, Robert Henderson Sharp. He was also a teacher in the Niles City School System. Tad taught in Niles for three years and then returned to Port Clinton, Ohio to teach. Her reason--??, to see how much she missed Bob.  Also, at that time, if a woman married she could no longer teach school -- so this was a big decision!  If she married, she would lose her job. Tad taught two years in Port Clinton and began a third year when Bob called to tell her that they could get married because he had found a job where she could teach in a private kindergarten in Niles and be a married woman. In October 1933 Tad returned to Niles to take the kindergarten positon. The kindergarten was sponsored by the Child Culture Club. They specifically wanted a married woman because the club members believed a married woman would be better with the little children. Tad was invited to a Child Culture Club meeting so that the members could meet her and give the Club's final approval of her selection for the position. While the business meeting was being conducted they made her wait in the bedroom and then summoned her when they were ready. Tad's selection was approved and she began the sessions in October 1933. There were 18 children enrolled. The class was held at the old Roosevelt school in Niles. The children paid 25 cents a morning. Tad picked up 15 of them in her car (they had an elaborate seating plan), gave them a snack, and drove them home afterward, all for only 25 cents a day. One of the mothers drove the other 3 children to class.  At the conclusion of each year the children put on a program, admission was charged, and the Child Culture Club kept the proceeds. The Niles City Schools gave Tad $5.00 a month for supplies. Bob and Tad were married in December 1933 and Tad ran the private kindergarten for four years after their marriage.

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