I was pleased to send off a book to Barbara Smith today to Newark, New York. She attended a one-room schoolhouse for first grade because the school bus would not pick her up as there were not two families with school-age children on their road. Her Aunt Eloise taught grades 1-8 in different one-room school houses, and both of her parents attended one-room school houses as well.
In my 34th year of teaching, I still get excited to go back to school in September. I love seeing the cheery faces and enjoy getting caught up with the news from students and colleagues. I was so disappointed last week that I was only in school a couple of days as I had to go back into hospital for a day. Fortunately two nurses, Janet and Marcie were wonderful to me in Day Surgery and ended up purchasing my book!
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.