photo of Kathryn Hill from her son’s, Cecil Jr, FB page
The second interview that we posted was with Cecil Hill. It only seems appropriate to post Kathryn Hill’s interview. They are an amazing couple and each, in their own way, brought much to our community. One of the interesting lessons in creating these interviews is learning that someone we think we know today quite often had a very different life than we imagine!
Kathryn Louise Schott Hill
This is an early photo, in 2016 Kathryn and Cecil celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Kathryn Louise Schott Hill grew up in Cornwall, PA, and knows – yes KNOWS – farm life. She went off to Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC – a choice made by her parents after they perused a brochure. She taught Biology and Bio-Chemistry for high school students in Norwich, NY, and Havre de Grace and Aberdeen, MD.
Kathryn had a hard but fun childhood. She loved school. She hated being teased by her brother. But in listening to her you realize that this childhood gave her the foundation for the many paths she took in her adult life.
She raised two fine children with her husband, Cecil. At one time, she sold life insurance and later became active in real estate and rental properties with her Cecil.
She continues to be actively involved with Soroptimists and many other community organizations, Kathryn may have come from out-of-state, but she adds a wonderful thread to the tapestry of our Havre de Grace community!
I related to so many of her stories including growing acres of tomatoes, living near Norwich, NY where she had her first teaching position, and moving a lot. I’m reminded once again that how we know a person is most often merely a glimpse of a full and interesting life.
She laughs when mentioning that she moved 10 times – yes TEN – in Havre de Grace! She also shares a great story that proves you shouldn’t make a woman angry – even if she is only in elementary school!
Each Wednesday we try to share one of the many interviews Ellie has collected. Enjoy!