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This is the story of my life so far: 68 years and counting.
Prequel: A Brief History of my Family in France


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In June 1995, we rented another house, still in Richmond, British Columbia



9100 McCutcheon Place, Richmond, British Columbia
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So that Gaëlle could walk to school, she changed to another elementary school that was closer to our new address. While Roseline, Betty and Syrille stayed in the same secondary schools.

At the end of her grade 11 year, Roseline ESL teacher told her that she should take the course "English 10" during summer school. This way, she could take "English 11" during her Grade 12 year, and take "English 12" during her first year of university.

However, in Richmond, during summer 1995, there was no English 10 course during summer school in the Richmond school district. Roseline should have to go to Vancouver for a course given by the Vancouver school board, but it was complicated and it would have taken her a long time to go to Vancouver every week day for 9 weeks.

There was an "English 11" course in Richmond during this summer. So that Roseline could take this course, her ESL teacher had to write a letter indicating that she was confident that Roseline's level of English would allow her to take the course. The letter was written, and Roseline registered to take "English 11" during summer 1995.

So, for 9 weeks, she spent 4 hours every day at a school, and more hours studying and doing home work at home. I remember that she learned about Shakespeare plays during this summer. She was very courageous to take this course only one year after arriving in Canada, not being fluent in English. And she passed the course without a problem.

So, when she started Grade 12 in September 1995, she was no longer in ESL and was able to take English 12. I remember that she told me that her English teacher discovered only in December that she was francophone and had became fluent in English less than a year before.

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Part 9 - Part 10 - Part 11 - Part 12 - Part 13 - Part 14 - Part 15 - Part 16
Part 17 - Part 18 - Part 19 - Part 20 - Part 21 - Part 22 - Part 23 - Part 24
Part 25 - Part 26 - Part 27 - Part 28 - Part 29 - Part 30 - Part 31 - Part 32
Part 33 - Part 34 - Part 35 - Part 36 - Part 37 - Part 38 - Part 39 - Part 40
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Part 49 - Part 50 - Part 51 - Part 52 - Part 53 - Part 54 - Part 55 - Part 56
Part 57 - Part 58 - Part 59 - Part 60 - Part 61 - Part 62 - Part 63 - Part 64
Part 65 - Part 66 - Part 67 - Part 68 - Part 69 - Part 70 - Part 71 - Part 72
Part 73 - Part 74 - Part 75 - Part 76 - Part 77 - Part 78 - Part 79 - Part 80
Part 81 - Part 82 - Part 83 - Part 84 - Part 85 - Part 86 - Part 87 - Part 88
Part 89 - Part 90 - Part 91 - Part 92 - Part 93 - Part 94 - Part 95 - Part 96
Part 97 - Part 98 - Part 99 - Part 100 - Part 101 - Part 102 - Part 103 - Part 104
Part 105 - Part 106 - Part 107 - Part 108 - Part 109 - Part 110



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Wow, it's really nice the way you made things easy for your children. Changing home so that gaëlle Would be able to walk to school was a good option and I know it was for her safety right.
Roseline must to be an intelligent child for it's not allow her mates could accumulate so fast as she did.

You are in the sunset times of your life @vcelier
What are your plans in the future?