- Carolyn Welch
Twenty-two Came to See ~
An eighth grade September field trip to the D.D. Collins House . . .
"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul."
~ Lord Acton
They came from far and wide, that they did,
for higher learning was their bid . . .
Stepping back into the past,
the ultimate mission of this middle school class . . .
Lois Metzger shared a plethora of knowledge;
these young folk attended a D.D. Collins House college . . .
Lavadna Hines was there as well;
our two historians rang the classroom bell . . .
Life in the 1800s was the topic;
learning about antiques can be hypnotic . . .
They're entranced by life and events back then;
before technology became the trend . . .
A glowing face from the group,
taking notes like a reporter with the scoop . . .
Perhaps he'll tell all his friends,
about his visit to the House of D.D. Collins . . .
These young fellows enjoying the moment here,
taking respite in merry cheer . . .
Do they wonder, as we often do,
about the lives of those who previously passed through? . . .
Ann Badasch, our local expert of antique fabrics,
demonstrates the art of chair caning magic . . .
There are intricacies of math and design,
passed forward from a long ago time.
A wonderful day well spent indeed,
young minds our experts did well to feed . . .
Because learning about our past,
by visiting our little house is still a blast!
Our sincere thanks to Lavadna Hines for taking and sharing these photos.