Magog in winter (1923). Source: Magog Historical Society, PR044 fonds George Abbott\20.74.
Interview with Françoise Dezainde, former student at a convent in Omerville, by par Louis-Charles Cloutier Blain (Magog Historical Society) 11 July 2018:
Françoise Dezainde: “We others, we also walked a mile. It wasn’t easy in winter. Sometimes, the road was not open all the way. We had to make our own path. We arrived at school, and girls didn’t wear slacks at that time. We wore thin little tights. And with . . . we’d arrive at school wearing our boots. Boots then weren’t like boots are now. We were soaked. But the nuns were kind to us. They helped us to get the snow off of our boots. When we left in the evening, our boots were warm.”