Humor and Nostalgia

Take a walk down memory lane with stories about the past. Enjoy stories about the american dream, the great depression, one-room schools, outhouses, and much more.

School Children Saved the Rural Schoolhouse

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Schoolteacher was caught smoking by school children when his pants caught fire.

Schoolteacher Sisters Planned for School Programs

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Four sisters bought one Christmas tree and planned their school programs so they could share it.

Childhood Memories of Handkerchiefs

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As a youngster and a schoolteacher, woman recalls the importance of handkerchiefs for men and women.

Schoolteacher Loved Every Minute Spent in Rural Schoolhouse

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When it sensed danger, the dog of one of the school children escorted teacher from her car to the door of the one-room schoolhouse.


One-Room School Became Dance Hall

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Schoolteacher’s classroom served as an occasional dance hall.

Happy Memories Outweigh Bad at Rural Schoolhouse

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As a schoolteacher in a one-room school, there were more good memories than bad.

Superintendent’s Visit to One-Room School Was Scary

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Neither the schoolteacher nor the school children looked forward to the county superintendent dropping in.

Accepting Job of Teacher Meant Adding to Wardrobe

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Mode of dress for a schoolteacher has changed over the years.