Welcome to Autumn.

As we enter October and the leaves turn into a spectacular display of colors.

As we enter October and the leaves turn into a spectacular display of colors.

School’s in full session, Fall Break is peeking around the corner, for some of us as early as Friday as the first bell rings. The Museum will actually remain open through Tuesday next week before closing until the following Monday. I plan to catch up on sleep and watch my corgis run around in the falling leaves. Time seems to stop momentarily today, as if to ask us all what the hurry is about before flowing like an autumnal breeze back into the passage of time.

Change is all around us. Troubles come and go. At the Museum, we continue to update school histories through newspaper articles from the Sentinel, Shoppers, East Knox News, Farragut paper and others. This is our living history. Each relevant article goes into the white notebook that the story effects. Which often means that the same story will end up in multiple school notebooks. Each week, our volunteers clip the articles as we find them and assemble the pages that ware then added to the school notebook and that school’s history is updated.

As Halloween preparations take over the lawns where leaves are being raked up for compost heaps, my imagination and memory turns back to playing in the leaf piles while mothers worry what bugs and debris their children will carry into the house in their hair and clothes. Warm baths and hot soups will follow.

We have had our first Event meeting and will continue to plan. The question is will the Event remain a Sock Hop or become something else? Something more durable and endearing? On the table is the idea of having a Dance with a DJ rather than a live band. We are eager for fresh input, so please come to our next meeting on October 18th at 4:30pm at the Museum. We will provide coffee and some light refreshments. If for some reason, you want to come but that is too early, call us and let us know and we will wait for you.

Until then enjoy the Autumnal calm for the Witching hour will soon arrive.

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Photo by RomoloTavani/iStock / Getty Images