Nothing like an old black and white photo from the 1940s to bring back a myriad of memories!
13 students from the rural Iowa "Willow #3" (Greene County, Iowa, Willow Township) one-room country school... all the students in our farm front yard. Perhaps a fall - Halloween? - 'dress-up' day. Note the wide range of students from K-8th grade - those girls in back are students, not teachers. Billie Smith - me - am the one with the ball cap, middle row, just left of center... NOT carrying a 'gun.' I would estimate 1945 - 6 years old - first grade, if so. Couple of kindergartners in front row.
Families are Forever! ;-)