Those who attended Fern Chapel school will remember
-the phoebe's nest in the porch nearly every spring.
-ink bottle corks popping out in winter when the ink froze.
-students sent home for the day because they had killed a skunk on the way to school.
-the hole under the school where the boys hid.
-sitting on the wood pile at lunch time, in summer, and feeding bits of bread to the gophers.
-the old barn and the horse pasture. Games of Run,Sheep, Run, and Anti-I-Over. The ball diamond with lots of small willows in the outfield and the big pink rock for third base.
-School Fairs and entries of pressed flowers, vegetables or farm animals.
-heating pails of cocoa on the old stove and having the lids popping off during school time.
-the annual Christmas concert.
-the games of Fox and Goose in the fresh snow and building snow forts during the winter months.
-drowning out gophers in the school yard at recess and noon hour.
-the trading of sandwiches with other pupils from the customary syrup or lard pail lunch buckets.
-the old ink wells in the desk and more than one girl's curls or braids getting dipped in them from the boy who sat directly behind her.
-the pupils having spelling 'bees' often and sometimes the parents were invited to take part.
-the school picnic at the close of the term each year and everyone sharing their picnic lunches together