Barriefield (Kingston Ont) 1946 - On Discharge


"49 months after beginning my service in Barriefield, I was back for discharge (June 9, 1946). Quite a trip,
which I began as a teenager of 16 and ended as a woman of 20. It was only a short time before leaving Victoria
that I learned of the benefits Canada was providing it's veterans. It may have been, and probably was, part of
my check-out. We were so out of the loop we didn't know what was going on outside our cloistered group. It was
mighty good news for me because I wanted to go to school and didn't know how I would be able to afford it. In
those days still, it was the boys who had the learnin' advantages. Girls were supposed to get married so an education
was believed to be a waste of time and money. That definitely wasn't for me. How the world and things have changed, wot?"