Robb (nee Crainey) & Charles Robb
Shirley Crainey & Charlie Robb, both
born in Bridgeton, attended the same primary school and lived a few
streets from each other.
Charlie, who is two years older, lived in Ruby Street while Shirley lived
opposite the school in Albany
Street. They started 'winching' when Shirley was sweet 17 and married two years
later in 1956. Shirley's parents moved to the USA two months later and she and Charlie
followed in 1958.
They have always lived in Brooklyn, New York and have two sons, Ian and
P.S. 249 THE CATON SCHOOL, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Shirley went to college and got a B.A. in education and went on to get a
Master's in Sci in Ed in Reading
She has been a 3rd Grade ( 8yr olds) teacher specialising
in reading at the school her son's attended.
The photograph above shows Shirley with her 1988 class of 8 year olds, she
tells me half of them were absent with chicken-pox!
See Shirley's class photograph when 14yrs old John
Street Secondary School 1950
See Charlie's class photograph when 13yrs old Bernard
Street Secondary School 1947
Primary School website (for class photographs 1945,1947,1949 )
Shirley's mother Mary Crainey (nee Hamilton ) lived to the ripe old
age of 93, she passed away in February 2002, just 3 months short of her
94th birthday. Mary left Barrowfield Street School when she was 11 years
old to look after the 'weans'. Despite her short education Scotland's
reputation of quality schooling and high standards ensured that Mary was a
wonderful letter writer, as many recipients will justify. Aged 48, she and
her husband, who was 52 emigrated to America in 1956! A lot of guts at
their ages....hardy Glasgwegians!!
See Mary's class photograph when aged approx 11yrs old
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