Wednesday, January 20, 2016

photo challenge 1/20/16 . . . old

This bell sits in front of the school where I work.  The land has been a school site since 1884.  If I remember correctly this bell used to ring from the top of a wood school house that once stood on our site.  We have photos that show that being as early as 1905.  Of course that school house no longer remains.  Most of our building now were built in the 50's and 60's with a few newer building built in the last 10-20 years.  
This old bell has called children to school for well over 100 years and still rings once a year on the first day of school . . . a tradition that has gone on for decades before I worked here and will probably continue for years after I am gone.  I love being a part of not only this school, but a wonderful school district built on tradition and excellence.  


  1. Oh my, that bell is amazing, and quite beautiful. I can't imagine that schools here would ever have had bells like that - though perhaps small country schools might have. Seeing this evokes a long-forgotten memory of the hand-bell our teacher used to ring to call us in from the playground after break.

  2. What a wonderful tradition. It must give you chills to hear it ring.