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.

Gladly Accepted Schoolteacher Position

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Teacher in one-room rural schoolhouse learned a lot.

School Children Played Hard

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Physical education came in the form of a walk to school and gymnastics in the barn.

Schoolteacher Feared County Superintendent

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During the days of the one-room school, a teacher’s biggest concern was a surprise visit from the superintendent.

Great Memories of One-Room School

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Many years spent at a one-room schoolhouse, first as a student and then as a teacher.


Long Sea Passage Brings Family to Land of Opportunity

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Few personal effects brought on board, as family struggles to make passage to land of opportunity.

Grandfather’s Homesick Sister Brings Him Come to Land of Opportunity

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Family connections, grandfather’s farming skills help him make his way to Kansas in the land of opportunity.

Land of Opportunity: Grandparents Emigrated, Relatives Remain in Germany

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Grandparents’ relatives did not come to land of opportunity as couple emigrated.

Bavarian Family Returns to the Land of Opportunity

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After hardships of the Second World War, Bavarian family leaves homeland to return to the United States.