I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here, and the one with schools in other states. Jill :oD

Monday, October 18, 2010

Old House

Just for interest sake, this house is one-tenth of a mile from Hardscrabble school.  The owners, who were working in the yard, said this house was over 150 years old.  Since this house was here before the civil war, it had already been there at least a decade before the school was built.  I would then assume that any children living here would have attended Hardscrabble school.

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