Abbie B., age 23, Kansas

A cold windy day. I have my hands full now.

We had a good school, and every thing went well.

Had good order, and the children were learning fast –  until that school closed south of us, and the five pupils from there, came here. Variety they say is the spice of life –  not in this case.

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