Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Little Red Schoolhouse

The little red schoolhouse
was just down the road.
The dress she was wearin'
her mama sewed.
She'd watched her mama make it
with needle and thread.
Her mama was smilin'
from the words she had read.

Mama loved to hear her
read all the words she knew.
'Cause mama couldn't read them
except for a few.
She said there was no schoolhouse
when she was young,
and most of the words she learned
were from songs that had been sung.

The little red schoolhouse
had only one room,
But every time she'd been in it
she was like a flower in bloom.
She knew she'd make her mama 
very proud some day
for that little red schoolhouse
would show her the way.

She remembers that school bell
ringin' in the morn
and mama sayin' 'Rise up girl,
a new day has been born.'
She smiled now thinkin' back
and some tears it now brought,
not for the little red schoolhouse
but for what her mama had taught.

~Edwina Reizer~


I had an invite from Linda Kay from Senior Adventures to join in her fun meme, Wednesday Wit and Wisdom, and so I linked up just now.  Thanks Linda Kay!

You can see other participants right here.


Beatrice Euphemie said...

So sweet. Love the photo and love the poem. xo Karen

Ginny said...

I like this poem, AND the little red schoolhouse!

Linda said...

Lovely, Denise, I love both the photo and the poem!

Stephanie said...

Great poem and love the image of the red school.

Kay said...

This is such a touching poem and the photo brings it all to life.

Cloudia said...

Very touching

ALOHA from Honolulu

eileeninmd said...

What a cute poem, perfect for the photo. Denise, have a happy day!

Valerie said...

Love the picture of the schoolhouse and the poem too. Can you imagine attending classes in one room?

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the photo (so special) and the poem. I went to a little red schoolhouse (2 rooms) for first and second grade --bigger than this, but quaint all the same.

Tanya Breese said...

i love the schoolhouse and the poem!

Imagebloke said...

Very interesting. I like this blog.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet photo and poem to go with it. :)

Barbara Rogers said...

What a gorgeous little red schoolhouse...where is it?

Adam said...

looks so classic

Linda Kay said...

Denise, this was just lovely. You should link in to my post today for words with pictures. The school house is beautiful. My mom and dad both attended one room schoolhouses for a part of their youth.

Lois Evensen said...

So sweet.

John's Island said...

Very cool ... perfect fit photo and poem. Nice work. Also enjoyed your "Random Photo" on Tuesday. Thanks for sharing Denise.

Country Gal said...

I love it soo cute ! Lovely poem . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Sandra said...

that is one pretty school house, my early years were in a two room school house, but it was white

William Kendall said...

Just the right poem for the occasion, and a pretty old school house.

Jane and Chris said...

A sweet and touching poem...aaaah, I can just imagine the little girl.
Jane x

Karen S. said...

That is one cool little red school house, what a pleasure to read too.

SweetMarie said...

such a pretty schoolhouse! the poem is so touching, beautiful..

Linda Gross said...

I liked the poem and the picture that accompanied it. said...

I really enjoyed the poem paired with that great photo of the Little Red Schoolhouse! My mother-in-law taught in a one room school house in Kansas during WWII.

Debbie said...

ooohhhh Denise, this image is awesome!! You took this picture?? It's just fabulous!!

Carver said...

Great shot of the school house and perfect pairing with the poem.

Rose said...

I like this, Denise...that is a beautiful schoolhouse and poem.

Lois said...

Adorable photo and I love the poem! Very sweet.

SuperLux said...

You're a poet. And the picture went well with it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a beautiful red building.

Derek said...

This is such a pretty post. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a nice day.

Carletta said...

When I went to school my parents sent me to the 'big' school in town. We passed two one room schoolhouses where the bus would stop to let students off who were going there. I always thought I missed out on something.
Love this little red cutie! Where is it?