Auntie Ethel was approached by a non-Jewish woman, Mrs. Thackery, who had heard about the Jewish orphans and wanted to do something to help. Mrs. Thackery taught me English in her living room everyday from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Because of her I completed grade 11 and was admitted to a business college. The community made sure that my tuition was paid. After I graduated and went to work as a stenographer, I moved to Vancouver, with Auntie Ethel's blessing. I found work as an office administrator.