To get us in the mood, we looked for Bullis school books and found this one that was used in one of the country schools that Carolyn will be talking about:
Graded Literature Readers--Fifth Book
Published in 1900 by Charles E. Merrill Co.
Edited by Harry Pratt Judson LLD, President of the University of Chicago and
Ida C. Bender, Supervisor of Primary Grades in the Public Schools of Buffalo, New York
Among fifteen or so stories in this reader is the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old-Fashioned School" which is accompanied with this illustration:
Doesn't this make you thankful that you didn't live back in "those days"? Join us on September 10 for the "Country Schools" presentation--and find out what else we can be thankful for!