Education: Something from Aunt Sarah

In the tiny (pop. 100) community of Blue Hole, tucked away in the Clay County mountains of Kentucky, everyone knows Widow Sarah Collett, and everyone calls her "Aunt." She is a kindly, grey-haired woman of 75 who has so many kinfolks in town that she can claim to be the grandmother, great-aunt, or at least a cousin of every boy and girl in the local one-room school. It was only natural that, with all her relatives, Aunt Sarah should be worried about the school.

It was nothing but a drafty old shack set up on rickety stilts. It was so dilapidated that...

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