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Lydia Guy Burchett

Lydia Guy Burchett


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Lydia Guy Burchett is a 90-year-old mother of six, grandmother of 21, and great-grandmother of 30-plus (still counting). At age 80 she became legally blind, so taught herself to type. She has also written Growing up in the Early Twentieth Century, an autobiography from birth to marriage. She lives with her husband of 67 years on their farm near Dowling, MI. You can contact her at 9145 Bird Rd., Dowling, MI 49050.


Homeschooling Articles by Lydia Guy Burchett

One Room Schoolhouse How did one woman teach up to 72 children at once?

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

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