Marjorie was my paternal grandmother, and she died 45 years ago today, too young, at 62. She wrote light fiction, and was published in a number of popular magazines of the 40s and 50s: Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, LHJ; some of her stories were translated into many languages and published overseas as well.. But one of her first published efforts was a short piece called "My Introduction to Henry George," published in The Freeman in 1941. (On the preceding page was an LTE from a student named Mason Gaffney.) I'm happy to share this piece with you!
In real life, the teacher of that first class went on to become a family friend, along with his wife. Decades later, long after that couple, Archie and Jessie Matteson, had divorced, after Marjorie's death, my grandfather, Weld, married Jessie, and carried on his Georgist work for another 25 years. But he clearly entered that first class as a skeptic!