Thursday, June 26, 2008

Green Valley Days

The country lane lined with cypress trees led up the hill to the one room schoolhouse in Green Valley. The photograph is of my grandfather, Otto, with his older sister and brother, Helen and Lionel, and their teacher, Mrs. French. Taken in 1895, it shows them standing in the schoolyard with their lunch pails and the pets who followed them to school.

The one room schoolhouse, family farm with almond and peach orchards and way of life are long gone, Six lanes of traffic cut through there now, with a Home Depot down the way and a Target across the street.

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