Episode 6: The One Room Schoolhouse

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Søren Kierkegaard

Frances & Rebecca

Thank you for joining my mom, Frances and me on Tea Toast and Trivia.  The One Room Schoolhouse is the first in a series of podcasts that look back on a time that will never be again. I am reminded by the words of Søren Kierkegaard who wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  Conversations with my mother allow me to explore knowledge transfer from one generation to the other.   Your visit and presence are very much appreciated.

Until next time, safe travels.

8 Comments

  1. Gallivanta says:

    What a lovely idea to have your mother on Tea Toast and Trivia. So good to hear her stories.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I am so glad that you listened in to the discussion. I’m trying to figure out how to keep the stories alive. That is what I love about your blog – you are a storyteller. My most favourite passages about stories is from Richard Wagamese: “All that we are is story. From the moment we are born to the time we continue on our spirit journey, we are involved in the creation of the story of our time here. It is what we arrive with. It is all we leave behind. We are not the things we accumulate. We are not the things we deem important. We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship – we change the world, one story at a time…”

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      1. Gallivanta says:

        It’s such a wonderful quote. And I love that we have so many different ways to tell our story in the digital age.

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I agree wholeheartedly!!

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  2. Liz says:

    How wonderful to hear you and Frances chatting – I can’t wait to hear more of her stories. Thank you for sharing these riches. 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      You and Rachel were the inspiration. Mom lived on a farm during the 1930’s. We hear a great deal about the Depression, but there are many stories that remain hidden in the dust storms. We forget that those stories are held in our parent’s memories. So glad you listened in. When we return – let’s podcast together.

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      1. Liz says:

        I was fascinated by the One Room Schoolroom and inspired to research a bit more. I enjoyed looking at this site http://oneroomschoolhousecenter.weebly.com/

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I love this site – thank you for finding this gem. I will share it with mom to see if she remembers any of these. When I was young, the school was still standing, but I think that it is long since gone. But I am going to do some research and find out.

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