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About Mrs. Violet Edwinson

Mrs. Violet Edwinson
Vi Edwinson, our MEHS PE teacher, from Teacher’s Training College in Rangoon, was hired by Mrs. Logie in 1954. She left Burma in 1963 to go to the United States with her husband, Ivan, and children, Tina, John, David, Jo-Jo, twins Louise & Stella, and Paul. Upon arrival in the States in Daly City, California, she had intended to teach, but was warned not to be too hasty, as teaching here was unlike that in Burma. Instead, Vi ended up at the Mission Insurance in the Claims Department in 1963 with no typing skills. But soon after, with a lot of hard work and perserverance, she succeeded in better jobs, and eventually retired from Mission Insurance in 1986.Since then, Vi has been home, but in 1987, her husband Ivan found he had Parkinson’s disease. Vi herself suffered a stroke, but overcame that, however, she lost her singing skills. In 1994, when all her four daughters had moved to Washington State, she moved from California to join them, and has since settled in Bothell, WA. She would love to hear from her ex-students at her mailing address and phone provided below:

(See updated address below)

Gloria WinThein and Juliet Teoh
May 28, 1999

Comments

  1. Myo

    November 28, 2016

    Dear Mrs. Edwinson:

    It is with great pleasure that I look at your pictures posted at The Website: mehsa.org. A flood of memories came to my mind:
    1.The daily Physical Education exercises (DRILL), performed at The MEHS shed and Assembly Hall. I can still see you ‘blowing the whistle’ during class sessions.
    2.Practices for ‘The Concerts’ each year. I specifically remember 2 Dances:
    a.’The Blue Danube’ Waltz, with beautiful blue costumes, sown with silversequences.
    b. A Folk Dance, with beautiful bright orange and white costumes.
    3. Practices for The MEHS School Band. I remember playing a ‘percussion’ instrument, ‘The Triangle’.
    4. Practices for other games such as basketball, track, swimming and diving, etc… (My school mate, Kitty, accompanied me to some of my swimming and diving practices..)
    From September 1997 to December 1998, I majored in Physical Education at The Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA.

    To-date, each day, I am still trying to find TIME to exercise at my School Gym, Bally’s or Gold Gym. At 5 feet, I still weigh 105 lbs.

    From 1952 to 1966, I have a different CLASSROOM Teacher each year. However, from STD I to STD X, you have been my PE Instructor each school day.

    I want to say THANKS!!!! again..for supporting me as ‘Head Of the Class from STD I to STD X at MEHS’. My BEST wishes to you and your Family.

    Sincerely,
    Lois Jane ‘Terex’ Lee (a)
    Myint Myint Yee (a)
    Lee Wren Ahar Ngwee Chin
    February 22, 2004

  2. Myo

    November 28, 2016

    Violet Edwinson taught at MEHS in the 50’s under Mrs. Logie. She is now 84 years, disabled by many strokes. Her current address is:

    Mrs. Violet Edwinson
    502 Logan Road
    Lynnwood, WA 98036-7241
    USA
    Phone # (425)776-0720
    She loves to hear from all her students. Her husband Ivan passed away on July 11th 2003 after a long battle with Parkinsons desease.
    Violet Edwinson
    May 11, 2004

  3. Myo

    November 28, 2016

    Mrs. Violet Edwinson

    Vi Edwinson, our MEHS PE teacher, from Teacher’s Training College in Rangoon, was hired by Mrs. Logie in 1954. She left Burma in 1963 to go to the United States with her husband, Ivan, and children, Tina, John, David, Jo-Jo, twins Louise & Stella, and Paul. Upon arrival in the States in Daly City, California, she had intended to teach, but was warned not to be too hasty, as teaching here was unlike that in Burma. Instead, Vi ended up at the Mission Insurance in the Claims Department in 1963 with no typing skills. But soon after, with a lot of hard work and perserverance, she succeeded in better jobs, and eventually retired from Mission Insurance in 1986.
    Since then, Vi has been home, but in 1987, her husband Ivan found he had Parkinson’s disease. Vi herself suffered a stroke, but overcame that, however, she lost her singing skills. In 1994, when all her four daughters had moved to Washington State, she moved from California to join them, and has since settled in Bothell, WA. She would love to hear from her ex-students at her mailing address and phone provided below:

    (See updated address below)
    Gloria WinThein and Juliet Teoh
    May 28, 1999

    Dear Mrs. Edwinson:

    It is with great pleasure that I look at your pictures posted at The Website: mehsa.org. A flood of memories came to my mind:
    1.The daily Physical Education exercises (DRILL), performed at The MEHS shed and Assembly Hall. I can still see you ‘blowing the whistle’ during class sessions.
    2.Practices for ‘The Concerts’ each year. I specifically remember 2 Dances:
    a.’The Blue Danube’ Waltz, with beautiful blue costumes, sown with silversequences.
    b. A Folk Dance, with beautiful bright orange and white costumes.
    3. Practices for The MEHS School Band. I remember playing a ‘percussion’ instrument, ‘The Triangle’.
    4. Practices for other games such as basketball, track, swimming and diving, etc… (My school mate, Kitty, accompanied me to some of my swimming and diving practices..)
    From September 1997 to December 1998, I majored in Physical Education at The Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA.

    To-date, each day, I am still trying to find TIME to exercise at my School Gym, Bally’s or Gold Gym. At 5 feet, I still weigh 105 lbs.

    From 1952 to 1966, I have a different CLASSROOM Teacher each year. However, from STD I to STD X, you have been my PE Instructor each school day.

    I want to say THANKS!!!! again..for supporting me as ‘Head Of the Class from STD I to STD X at MEHS’. My BEST wishes to you and your Family.

    Sincerely,
    Lois Jane ‘Terex’ Lee (a)
    Myint Myint Yee (a)
    Lee Wren Ahar Ngwee Chin
    February 22, 2004

    Violet Edwinson taught at MEHS in the 50’s under Mrs. Logie. She is now 84 years, disabled by many strokes. Her current address is:

    Mrs. Violet Edwinson
    502 Logan Road
    Lynnwood, WA 98036-7241
    USA
    Phone # (425)776-0720
    She loves to hear from all her students. Her husband Ivan passed away on July 11th 2003 after a long battle with Parkinsons desease.
    Violet Edwinson
    May 11, 2004

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