I had a pleasant 300km return trip to Lansdowne, near Kingston. Many people in the audience I spoke to went to one-room schools in Canada and the United States.
Margie Clark went to Coles Hill School in Halley, New York. She remembers a couple of boys wrapping two spotted adler snakes around the handle of the teahcer's car doors! She was grateful for being born on a farm and going to a one-room schoolhouse.
John Zimmer remembers making bags of newspapers to go to the soldiers in hospital during World War II and wondered if anyone else recalls doing that in school too. They were placed on the side of the soldier's bed in case they threw up.
Evangeline Chisamore attended S.S. No. 16 - Dulcemaine School from 1938-1946. Her mother, Eula Patience, attended there with her twin sister, Liza. She felt she received a good education and remembers the older students helping the younger ones.
Parks Canada has taken over the Genadier Island School, located on Genadier Island in the Thousand Islands. It is still standing. A summer resident, Anne Thaxter Eaton, donated most of the books in the school library.