I attended a one-room country school, grades 1 through 8, at a time when they were fading from the scene. I have fond memories of those days, and Mr. Zehr, our teacher for 7 of those years, who somehow managed all subjects in all grades while being coach and playground supervisor, drama teacher for our holiday programs, and pianist for our morning renditions of America the Beautiful or other patriotic songs. I owe him for my love of the written word, and for reinforcing the morals and values of my parents. He was a great influence in the lives of those of us who attended Columbia School, Livingston County, Illinois in those days of long ago. This collage, elements from Flickr Collage Images, is a tribute to those days. Thanks for stopping by.