Retired teacher interviewed during genealogical society meeting

Mar. 04, 2013 @ 08:16 PM


William Owens, a member of the Vance County Genealogical Society, conducted an interview with Johnnie Jacqueline Young Mims Sanders as part of the society’s February meeting.

Sanders, a 99-year-old retired school teacher, taught in the Vance County School System for more than 45 years. She recalled playing teacher during her childhood, using weeds, rocks or spools as props and pretending that they were her students. She spent 10 years attending summer school in Durham in an effort to earn her teacher’s certificate.

She advised society members in attendance that “You can achieve your ambitions and desired if you have faith and don’t let obstacles hinder your success.”

The society’s next program will be on the Marrow/Burwell family and will take place during its next meeting March 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Carolina History Room at Perry Memorial Library.