I drive with anticipation
wondering what I might come across
down one of those little country roads in "nowhere land"
Today, I spotted this little gem in the corner of a farmers field,
(Just southwest of Elgin Mn)
an old one room school house
the bell no longer hangs in the bell tower
the exterior is weathered
weeds growing up all around the structure
The little brick chimney is just visible on the back side
One room school houses are fascinating to me,
I cant help but wonder about the children that met in this building
and the teacher who taught all the grades.
No busing, no hot lunches, no computers, no cell phones,
water had to be carried in, heat came from a wood fireplace, and you
had to go to an outhouse if you needed to go to the bathroom.
That all sounds simple and wonderful to me.