Sixty years later a number of them, in response to a letter from Ernestine Hoff Emrick, recalled their experiences.
- We had to keep the front door locked but did not have eight keys. So we decided on a password.
- We had a bathroom, cold as Greenland, with running water - ice water in winter.
- Classrooms were small, a bit on the dingy side.
- Sacrifices were the order of the day. The teachers set the pattern.
- I worked ... in the Loop one day a week and got $1.25 a day ... I walked 2.5 miles to save carfare.
- Bethany's being in the city didn't bother us; we were closer to our practical work. I was asked to take a class of street boys ... They knew all the tricks of the trade.
Source: The Brethren Encylopedia