This is where children still get their drinking water while attending Honey Creek. It is so exciting and fun to be the one to collect the water. I am sure it was drudgery when you actually attended school here. I remember how fun it was dressing up in my bonnet and prairie dress to pump the water.
One swing....but it was actually fun taking turns and pushing my friends. Another fun activity was playing a game where you threw a ball over the school house. It was something like Red Rover Red Rover....but for the life of me I can't remember what Mrs. Christy called it.
Oh yes....now here was a favorite place. I didn't ever use the outhouse, I was too grossed out....but I guess then I really didn't have to go. It is a very authentic place to attend and this is no exception.
The wood shed....because the school is actually heated with a wood stove. During the time the big boys got to chop the wood to heat the school house. Even in the spring months it was chilly in the old school house....but not when the wood stove was good and stoked. Honey Creek is a fabulous place. I love going to visit and it will be a fond memory for years to come. Thank you Rachel Christy for being instrumental in bringing this gem back so we can learn and remember what it was like long ago. I hope you have enjoyed my walk down memory lane and learning about a little history here in Bloomington. Blessings for an artfully creative day.