Remembering what Grandma said

An interesting and humorous story of an industrious teacher told by Tallis Steelyard and penned by Jim Webster and an offer of a book written by Jim and on sale.

Tallis Steelyard


Hetti Trilmarker was given an excellent all-round education. She had been something of a quiet child, happy in her own company, and she liked nothing better to curl up on a couch with a book. To be fair it didn’t really matter which book, she would read poetry, theology, alchemical text books, and learned discourses on political economy with the same enthusiasm she read novels. So when at last she looked round for employment she decided to be a governess. This decision was discussed around the dinner table, as all family decisions were, and the family chipped in with advice. Her brother suggested a regime of exercise to keep her fit. Her father merely commented that the only person she had to be able to sleep with was herself. Her mother majored more on sensible underwear and long vests. Her grandmother sat silent for a while and then said, “Don’t…

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2 thoughts on “Remembering what Grandma said

  1. I’m sure most of us had at least one like her. I had one in third grade who was too handy with a ruler. It drove her up the wall when she saw my messy desk. I rarely had taken anything home. I was like a squirrel. 😀 — Suzanne


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