Crazy School Story

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This old house and school are now a private residence. I had to brave up and knock on a stranger’s door to take these photos because the school is on the back of their property.

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In the country, where houses are few and far between, people have security systems named Smith and Wesson.

When I knocked on the front door at three in the afternoon a lady came down from upstairs. The creaking floorboards told me she was coming long before I could see her. While I waited, I stepped back from the front door, but stayed on the porch holding my camera so she would have room to open the screen door.

I asked to take the pictures at the same time she opened the door. Before I finished my question she stepped really close to me and  was in my face and personal space–less than four inches from my face with a very intense, using-addictive-stimulants, look in her eye. She gave me a gravelly voiced answer of yes.

I backed off the porch so fast I almost fell and I had to ask again to be sure. She was gracious and kind enough, but oh my!

Lord, please find her and be the help and comfort she needs.

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This is an old blacksmith shop and an old livery too, but I was still startled from my greeting. I was having a hard time not picturing myself as a topic of a future Criminal Minds TV show.

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I skedaddled out of there before I took the livery picture. I am now making plans to take a kid or two along the next time I knock on a strangers door.

This old schoolhouse is in Mulino, Oregon. I tried to find history on it, but was unsuccessful. (If you know anything about it, please leave info in the comments.)

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2 thoughts on “Crazy School Story

  1. I love old buildings. It makes me sad to see these so neglected. I’m sure they have great stories to share and deserve to be loved.

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