A MOTHER THAT TAUGHT HER SON AT 12 YRS OF AGE.

My Austrian mother THERESA HORNICK was a wise woman. 
 

Family article.

GREEN FOOD

CLEAN  WATER

EXERCISE DANCING

When I was 12 years of age I had 2 or 3 boy friends that would visit me just to say hello and ask if I would like to go for a hike or something.  Sometimes when they had a cigaret they would try and hide it when they came to our home in Fonthill.   but my mother noticed.   So, one day she said to me.  Tony , please go and learn to dance and it will help you stay out of trouble.   Well, one day I went with my bike to Fenwick to the Optimists ( I think ) club square dance.    I had so much fun having all the old ladies teaching me to dance that I started to go every Friday.   That was a turning point in my life.   I learned all the different dances that the Square dance society taught but then by 15 yrs of age I also started to go to other dances and learned the cha cha, rumba, etc.   And the amazing part was I had all the girls wanting to dance with me because I knew the proper steps.  I was a favourite at the school dances.  I had all the girl friends.  My boy friends had the bad ones.  . My Dancing friends and I did not smoke or drink liquor. It was a very clean happy life.

When I got married at 20 yrs of age I was a virgin. And I took dancing lesson every year from 12 yrs of age till I was 83 yrs of age.  That was excellent exercise for both my body and mind.