Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


School the Old-Fashioned Way

I finally got back to the 1889 Tassajara Schoolhouse to see “school in session”.  Kids from around the area dress up in period costumes and have a class the old-fashioned way.  I actually didn’t plan on going to the schoolhouse this day, but at the last minute I remembered it so I thought I’d stop in.  I noticed cars outside and a sign that school was in session so I got kind of excited as I pulled off the road and grabbed my camera.

One of the men who takes care of the place was there and said the kids would be coming out anytime and right when he said that, the doors opened and out they poured all full of giggles and talking.  I was kind of disappointed I didn’t get there in time to see them all seated at the desks, but I was lucky to get there when they came out to play games.

I will preface you viewing the photos (if you got this far in the read here) that I have practically zero experience taking people photos and it shows.  It’s not something that usually floats my boat but this particular opportunity was just to good to pass up.  The kids were so cute with their little outfits!!  I really wanted to just put the camera down and watch.  I took lots of photos but decided just to include a few of the “best” ones, lol.

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Please don’t put me in the corner!

Awhile ago I had posted a picture of the Tassajara Schoolhouse built in 1889 and promised more.  I haven’t been back yet to see the kids in school dressed in period costumes, but I did pull this one from the archives and thought I’d post it.  I felt like I had been transported back in time sitting in one of the small wooden desks.  My knees loved getting out of that desk!  😉

I’m thinking now that I should’ve had a smaller aperture to show the word “Superintendent” more clearly, but at the time I was thinking blurring it would be more effective.  What do you think?  Even so, fortunately nobody will put me in the corner for it.  😛



School’s in Session!

There is a really neat old schoolhouse near us that was built in 1889.  The schoolhouse is called the Tassajara School House.  I’ve seen it before but this time I really got a good look around.

There was a very nice man there named Ed, complete with cowboy hat and all.  He takes care of the little school house and I could tell he really loves doing so because he was happy to share a bit of the history and what goes on there.  He explained that school children from around the area come and experience a day at school by dressing in period costumes and attending an old-fashioned class.  They say the original Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of that era and they even play as kids did in those times by walking on stilts.  Amazing!

Ed mentioned that I would be welcomed to attend a class sometime as long as I sit in the back, lol.   Thank goodness I can still get in one of those small desks….and even better that I could get out.  😉   My homework will be to go back and take some pics when class is in session.

Here is the first image I took of the exterior.   This was taken on my iPhone and modified in Snapseed.

Tassajara School House