the things that get left behind

Some items cause pause. Like this.

What was it like to attend a one-room schoolhouse in rural Wisconsin in the late 1890s? My great grandmother could tell me (she’s listed as a pupil in this souvenir), but she passed some 30 years ago. So I try to imagine. And then I pause some more.

This magazine cover features the Norseville School where Olga was a student.

At the time this magazine cover was created, the school had been abandoned. A thing, one of many, that got left behind.