The Feminine Mr. Chips Refuses to Quit November 16, 1941 Courier Journal Paragraph One
Miss Amelia Saunders stops teaching at 82, hut keeps on working IN A neat brick house on the main street of Somerset lives a little old lady who is the female counterpart ,of the beloved Mr. Chips minus the goodby. At 82, Miss Amelia Saunders is slim and sprightly, with a twinkle in her eye and the traditionally beguiling smile of the Southern belle. Last spring, after fifty-two years of teaching the very young in the public schools of Somerset, Miss Amelia Saunders retired, her love of children and her sense of humor still intact. Her retirement was really the beginning of a kind of busman's holiday for though Miss Saunders will no longer teach the city's first-graders, she still has a Sunday School class of B-ycar-olds at the Baptist Church. And, believing as she does in the importance of early religious training, she has no idea whatever of returning from Sunday School teaching.