Monday, June 20, 2016

Orbs in my Grandfather's One-Room Schoolhouse

This is the interior of an old barn that was once a one room schoolhouse in Gilbert, Iowa.  The school had originally been on my great-grandparents farm land in Gilbert, Iowa.  My grandfather, Arthur, and his older brother, Roy, attended school there in about 1894-1899.  The schoolhouse was moved across the highway at some point in those early years and became a barn when school was moved into town.  The photos were taken for me in recent years by a couple who lived nearby in Gilbert and offered to send me photos.  As you see, orbs fill the photo.  Could it be that my ancestors are visiting the one room schoolhouse?--And maybe they purposely (personally) made their presence visible for me?    

and the exterior photo


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


“Life has it ups and downs.  When you are down,

the angels are waiting to lift you up.”

–Linda Pendleton