Of Basements and Bystanders

Some weeks bring a variety of experiences, this week was one of those.  The first came through the wonderful new acquaintance of Russel, a local historian.  He provided a wealth of historical pictures of the school ‘back in the day’ and its attendees.bass lake school sterling (2)
Better than that, he spawned the idea of a reunion.  It has been 70 YEARS since the closing of classes at Bass Lake School, but there are so many people who attended that are still in the area.  Wouldn’t it be great to bring them all together for an afternoon, to hear their stories and relive memories with them?

Bass Lake School students

The 4th of July weekend we set up camp. A huge note of thanks to Shane and Brenda for mowing us a yard.




The holiday itself was celebrated in liberating the basement from a hundred years worth of old heating units and plumbing and evaluating what the next step is.0704140954




We took Saturday off to hunt for windows.  Just looking for something to seal it up until we can afford ones the exact right size.  While picking up a couple, we locked the keys in the car and spend a lovely couple hours talking to the sellers.  Thanks to our innocent bystanders Tom and Brenda for letting us take up your driveway and your morning!

0703141833aLast but not least, score one more for the racoons, they’ve found their way back in. Boo says they are right there.



I’ll be adding a Historical Pictures page soon…check back later this week.

Janelle currently resides in 'the country', WI. She grew up in Gothenburg, NE and spent several years on the move with the Army, then to Omaha and MN. She works for a medical health information publisher in her regular time and spends her free time imagining the next project at the School.

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