I went to one room schoolhouses until the middle of fifth grade. This picture is of the schoolhouse that I went to for third and fourth grades. This is the whole 8 grades and the teacher. The school we went to for first and second grade closed because there were only 5 students left, me, my 2 brothers and 2 neighbor boys. They decided to hire a driver to pick up us 5 and take us to this school that only had 7 students left. The reason they chose this building is because the toilets were inside and the other one had an outhouse. I am the taller girl with my hand me down too large sweater. I loved that sweater. It was a cross between purple and rose color. I thought my teacher was old enough to be my grandma but I guess she was only in her 30's. When I was in my early 20's I took in sewing. One of the ladies had several children and sometimes I delivered the work back to her house. She had a quilting frame set up in one of the large rooms. I had never seen a quilting frame before. I started machine quilting right from the start. I came from a non-sewing family and took home ec. in high school where I learned to sew clothes. I never stopped sewing from that time on. I made all of my own clothes plus lots for others. I made a flannel shirt for this lady's husband and put the buttonholes on the wrong side. She laughed about it and said he would adjust, and we became good friends over the years. A few years ago one of her granddaughters was expecting a baby and I decided to give her a quilt, the one below.