In Search of Trees

Some trees were harvested. They were cut and hauled away. The rest were bulldozed into piles to prepare fields for corn and soybeans. Oaks rubbed against each other. We used to hide in those woods. We couldn’t see the neighbor’s farm but now the barn to the west was visible. It opened up into the … More In Search of Trees

One Room Schools

I am charmed by one-room schoolhouses. In my third year of teaching, I taught in a one-room school just south east of Bloomington, Indiana, while my husband continued his education. It was actually two one-room schools attached so that one building housed grades 1-3 with Mrs. Polly, and my school classroom held grades 4-6. I … More One Room Schools