Museum the New Llano Colony

Pamela C. Fay


Family Information: Wife of Francis W. Fay.

Mother of Mary Harlow-Fay.  


Pre-Colony History: In September 1933 the family was living in Massachusetts and she was sent nine copies of the "Llano Colonist" which her husband sold for five cents each. He sent a letter and money order and subscribed to ten copies each week, stating that he thought he could sell them all, starting at once.

The family were new arrivals to the colony in early January, 1934 when they attended their first Psychological meeting.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: Immediately after her arrival, she became the new music teacher in the colony.

In March 1934 Mr. Lewis, Dr. Cecil and Mrs. Fay took the first graders including: Joan Wooley, Opal Ogden, Violet Quipp, Blair Pickett, Roy Peecher, Martha Mahler and Martha Lentz to Leesville to give a demonstration of their singing to an audience that included around twenty-five Leesville teachers plus Superintendent Honeycotte.

Each child stood and introduced themselves as they did each morning, with name, address and rule. For example: My name is ...; I live in Newllano (Noo-yah-no); Vernon Parish, Louisiana, on Highway 171; My rule is the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Mrs. Harlow-Fay then demonstrated her method of teaching with the children.  

Other Info: In February 1934 Mrs. Fay opened that week's session of the Study Club by leading members in the singing of "Masses, Arise!" At her request and under her direction, a group began working to develop some new proletarian song-poems fitted to music for the club's approval.

In April 1934 Mrs. Harlow-Fay presented an Easter program at the colony theater featuring her students and received the warm plaudits of the audience. During the program she and Dr. Williams sang "Because You Are You" and "Sundown."

Post-Colony History: In April 1934 a lovely gathering was held at the home of Frank Brough, another New Englander, to "God-speed" the Fay family to Norfolk, Connecticut where they hoped to arrange their affairs over the next few months and return to the colony in the fall.

Attendees enjoyed music, games and a wonderful lunch. They included: Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Archer, Drs. Robert K. and Cecil C. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George Matz, Mrs. Maki, Smith Sanford, DeForest Sanford, George Leevey, Wm. Bingham, Dennis Stanley, Forest R. Waters, Mary Emery and the Brough family, consisting of Margaret, William and Frank.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist":September 16, 1933, January 6, 1934, January 13, 1934, February 3, 1934, March 31, 1934, April 7, 1934, April 14, 1934, April 21, 1934  


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