When I was in grade school, there were 18 of us altogether! Not in one class, however counting every student between 1st grade and 6th grade, there were only 18 of us, then this was in the 1981s, by the way, so you might suppose the afternoons of the “one-room schoolhouse” were a thing of the past, however you’d be wrong about that.
- There was one educator to handle all of the teenagers in all of the grades, her name was Miss Jones, and I still remember her fondly to this afternoon, however miss Jones was the one who encouraged myself and others to study and write, to follow our dreams, and eventually, she encouraged myself and others to get out of rural IL for a better life, and don’t get myself and others wrong, I love IL, and it is filled with some of the nicest people you will ever meet, however but I did not want to live on a remote IL farm, I wanted more out of life.
Miss Jones was the one who showed myself and others there were two strange sides to ILâ€¦ I had only experienced the rural side and the farming community, however IL had sizable cities, unbelievable arts, and culture if I could just find it! Once I made it to Champaign, IL for our first college classes, I also discovered the wide variety of cannabis that the Prairie State has to offer, however you want to talk about an eye opening experience! I think Miss Jones is proud of myself and others for going to an IL state college, but she absolutely wouldn’t approve of all the cannabis I smoke.