Those who know me are well aware of the fact that I love old things, or at least things that have a bit of history to them.
Something that, for many years, I’ve been on the hunt for is an old fashioned school desk…the kind used in one room school houses. I’ve been searching for such a desk ever since I fell in love with the one that was in the home of an old high school friend of mine (that’s you Peter!).
I’d almost given up hope, when all of a sudden a woman in the Whitehorse area decided to put hers up for sale. It is now settled quite happily into one corner of our livingroom.
Note the series of three photos on the seat of the desk. They are pictures taken of my mom and her classes during the 1940s (Mom is in the middle of the back row). You can also see her school bell that she used to call kids in from recess and lunch hour (well before the days of the automated buzzer).
The Maggie Muggins book is one that my mother bought second hand for me when I was a child.