Esther C. Benson
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 4 months ago
Wow. The things I find out doing Stardust. A week ago 100 years ago, Miss Esther Cox married Archie Benson. THIS week, the new Mrs. Benson's father dragged the new Mrs. Benson's husband to court for assaulting him.

I knew the marriage lasted very briefly. Now I think I know why.

Wow. Makes her even more impressive. Leaving an abusive husband to raise a child by yourself and support yourself was a lot harder a 100 years ago.
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Posted by Shu (+1216) 4 months ago
Was this the same Esther Benson, aka "Mommy B", who taught piano lessons to kids a couple decades ago? I never took piano lessons from her but my big brothers both did. Her name rings a bell.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 4 months ago
Yes. She was George Winston's first piano teacher. She taught my brothers and I as well. A waste of time for my older brother and I but Bart is musical. Lived in a little house behind the Presbyterian church with a big sign that said Northwestern Conservatory of Music. I sometimes amuse myself by telling people I studied at the Northwestern Conservatory of Music.
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