I worked as a student with Home Economist, Anne Burns in the Brooke Claxton circa 1972. She authored the famous books—“The Canadian Mother and Child “ and "Up the Years from One to Six.”
What I learned could fill a very large book and her love of all things Home Economics remains with me to this day. Her niece and my friend, Elizabeth Larmond Elliot and I met through her Aunt Anne. May I add--- both very proud of their Saint John, New Brunswick roots.
Farewell to the Brooke Claxton Building — many, many Canadians are healthier and happier thanks to the excellent public servants who served there. A parting shot, the cafeteria was great and the public servants had the habit of eating delicious home made soup during the morning break. Anne told me that was the best example of how food habits rule our lives.
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