Evergreen Magazine 
Articles written in 1921 by students of Cootes Store Schoolhouse, Rockingham County, Virginia

Cootes Store
The Landscape
The Way It Was
The School
Hunting & Fishing
First Graders
The Students
Cootes Home
Cootes & Co.
Family Bible 1
Family Bible 2
Flood of 1936
Cootes Store 1999
Chimney Rock 1999
Gap Rock 1999
Samuel Cootes
Cootes Deeds (1821 to 1881)
1885 Map




Edna V. Lam 16 

It had been the custom for many years in our school for the teachers and pupils to give each other presents at Christmas. This year our teacher suggested that we would give our schoolroom a present instead of giving to each other.

She proposed that we would get a picture and frame it for our room. We all were pleased with the idea and were willing to give toward getting it. Then it was a question what pictures we would select. By vote it was decided that we would get "The Shepherdess".

It tells a beautiful story of country life. There is a view of a meadow and a woman tending a flock of sheep. She has a crook on her shoulder and is closely followed by a lamb.

Then our teacher gave us a picture of Gen. Robert E. Lee, which we had framed. It is a beautiful picture. We like it because in the face we read the story of a noble life. We have the Red Cross Roll record. This inspires us to help our fellowman. Another picture on our walls is George Washington, which belongs to our teacher.

Our room is more attractive since we have the pictures. We enjoy looking at them when we grow tired of studying. They teach us many lessons not found in books. It is said that the two by paths by which history is learned are biographies and pictures.