Graduating from high school is a big deal. I remember mine. There was something like 600 students. Roosevelt High School in Seattle was a big school. Eddie and Jean’s was quite a bit smaller which made it probably a very wonderful experience. They certainly had fun.
Both sisters entered into the Normal School at Cheney after high school. Jean was on the track of becoming a teacher. She would head for Hammond, Carter Co., Montana and teach there from 1 July 1926 to 30 June 1927.
Eddie was only at the Normal School a short time and she changed course. The whole McDonald family made the move from Cheney to Spokane about 1926. I believe it was because my father Keith could be near Gonzaga High School and take their mechanical course. At that time Gonzaga was a high school and college all in one.
Eddie was on a course to attend Sacred Heart Nursing School in Spokane. I will share her memorabilia from that time in her life in the next posts.
Here are some photos of Jean and Eddie taken in 1925 and I think they are their family graduation pictures. They are a little later by a few days from the graduation ceremonies.
Eddie and Jean near the same ivy. I was unable to locate this house in Cheney and was told a lot of houses had been torn down and new ones built. There are no city directories for Cheney from 1920 to 1925 so I was not able to figure out where they lived while they were in Cheney.
Jean is so serious.