Way back when I was in high school...
back when teachers still used chalk and chalkboards
instead of those new fangled smart boards...
...way back then,
I hated history.
I had a teacher
who stood next to her desk
in the same place every day and
leaning ever so slightly against it
That's all she did.
Day in and day out
I was bored stiff.
I hated her class...
I had that teacher twice in 3 years.
Jump ahead a few years to college.
I had a tough old bird professor for history.
She was brutal.
Complete with blue book exams
where you couldn't write fast enough...
But I loved her class.
She rarely lectured.
She brought history alive.
We read historical fiction...
or biographical works from the periods we studied.
We took field trips.
After a visit to Winterthur Museum in Delaware,
I was smitten.
Thanks to that professor,
I now love history.
I devour historical fiction, historical accounts and biographies.
And I love to visit historical places.
Just the feel of them makes my heart sing.
A peek inside:
Bucks County, Pennsylvania