Jon was in town getting gas when the guy driving the Pepsi truck, making a delivery to Cumberland Farms, recognized him. They started talking and the driver told Jon how his mother used to go to a one room school house next to Lauderdale Farm, which is on Lake Lauderdale, just up the road from our farm. Years later, the school house was picked up and moved to Florence’s house, where her husband Harold used it as a workshop and then the grandchildren used it as a playhouse and now, it’s my School House Studio.
I’m don’t know why I like knowing the history of my School House Studio, what difference does it really make? But it is somehow satisfying or grounding to know. Maybe it’s like getting to know a new friend or lover. To know their past helps us understand and know them better. And I am pretty intimate with my studio, we spend a lot of time together and I’m filling it with a lot of new energy and emotion. And perhaps, it’s many years of energy is filling me up too.