Now & Then
Or: Gee, our old La Salle ran great?
From TRIPLE-THE-FUN of Lakeville: “Last fall, my family took a stroll down memory lane when we went to visit my mom’s childhood home (which was a log cabin in the woods of northwestern Wisconsin). Mom has been gone for a few years, but her younger brother, my uncle, is alive and well, so he went along on our visit. He told us so many stories about growing up, many of which we’d heard before, but there were some unfamiliar ones, too. One in particular was rather stunning, so I thought it might be of interest to other BB’ers.
“This would have happened in about 1930, when my mom was starting first grade. Mom had to walk to the one-room schoolhouse alone. It was an exceptionally remote area, with just a few farms. Some of the land was cleared for farming, of course, but much of it was still wooded. It was a 2-mile walk to school…