Monday, November 29, 2010

Repurposed clothing

One of my cats has discovered the comfort of sleeping on a down filled bed.  I was going to send this jacket to Goodwill, but he loves it so much I think I'll keep it for him.  I just zipped it up, pulled the sleeves to the inside and it's a perfect fit.  Plus it doesn't seem to collect cat fur, so it stays looking clean!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

memory lane

Eversley Public School

This photo from the Country Day School website shows the original one room school I attended and the new two room building that was added when I was in grade six.  I can't find a date for the school, but there is mention of Henry Frost, 1816-51, the originator of music education in Ontario schools, who taught in the Eversley school in 1850 and 1851. 

The church from my previous post is just across the road off the bottom right hand corner of the photo.

On the old school you can see the two doors in the photo - girls used one, boys the other.  Inside was a hall for coats, past this was the classroom.  There were more tall windows on the other side of the building; the side that shows is the north side.  You want to minimize the windows there - in winter the winds blow straight across the fields!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Eversley Ontario

Eversely Presbyterian Church

Metscan posted a photo of a church in Finland that reminds me so much of this little church that is in the village where I went to public school.   Her version is much taller and grander, and has a bell tower!, but the stone construction and the window shape is very similar.

This little church was built in 1848.