Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday

The lonely bell is silent now, but it has observed countless memories over its long life.  Constructed as a one-room schoolhouse in 1910, Palisades School survives, albeit under a new name and expanded footprint.

And, oh yes, it also served as the first meeting place of two students (the author included) who would meet in 3rd grade and, certainly unbeknownst at the time, marry 27 years later.

Through it all, I can’t help but conjure lyrics from Kris Kristofferson’s Sunday Morning Coming Down:

Then I headed back for home,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin’.
And it echoed through the canyons,
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.


37 thoughts on “Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday

      • It’s called The New Winning. It’s in Wallsend, England. I never understood the name. I seem to recall I thought it was something to do with Winnipeg! I was at school there at the same time as Sting – though I was at the Grammar School and a girl whereas Sting was at the Boys-onlyRoman Catholic School.

        So there IS a story!


  1. First, thank you for the “LIKE”!

    Second, wow, you’re in the western suburbs! Rogers Park, here.

    Third, this bell shot is so very exquisite…I wish it were my own, but haven’t been to Burr Ridge in many years!

    A fine shot!

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