The old Tazewell Schoolhouse

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Comments (54)

Sue Allen on June 7, 2009

A symphony of soft shadows, Mary Alice, and that nut brown shiny chair, just waiting for someone to come along and relax in a patch of sunshine is so very thought provoking. You seem to have a real gift of imbuing your scenes with such a depth of history. I can't figure out how you do it. It's almost as though there are ghosts in your pictures.

Very best wishes to you,


MaryAlice on June 9, 2009

What a wonderful thing to say to me, Sue. How very meaningful, and I am deeply touched.

I always try to portray a feeling or mood in my shots, more than just an image, but It's hard to know if others are seeing just what I'm seeing or feeling when I share the shot.

These words were just what I needed to hear. How do you always know?

I thank you most sincerely for your perceptions and praise.

Warmest regards,

Mary Alice

Sue Allen on June 10, 2009

Well, Mary Alice, I shan't write on all the pictures I left comments on again, as you have done such beautiful replies as always and if I reply again then you will reply again and so on we shall go, but let it be known that I always read them with great glee in my heart! Yes, your pictures always have a special something - I've thought so since the first time I found your gallery. I'd never done a poem for any pictures before that point and didn't know I had the capacity to do so. The combination of your photos and the sentence you choose as a title often sets me off for some reason! I am very very glad and grateful for that gift of yours, as I'm often in a slack patch as far as poetry goes and begin to think I've lost the knack or the inclination, and then I visit here and it's as though you flick a switch. A good team, I think!

As I said, I won't write on the other photos again, but will visit some others in the next day or two. You have plenty to be getting on with, you are extremely popular in the viewing stakes, I think! I can't believe the amount of views you accrue in a couple of weeks. You must be in the favourites of many many people who don't actually stop and leave a message. That must warm your heart tremendously, Mary Alice!

All the best as always,


MaryAlice on June 14, 2009

Sue, forgive the delay in getting back to you on this one. Somehow I'm just now finding it.

What wonderful things you have said. You make me feel so proud.

I am equally as happy to know that my photographs somehow inspire you to write. What could possibly make me happier?

You said that we're a good team . . . . I would say THE BEST! =)

We should go into business together! Too bad we're in entirely different countries. That's a drag.

I hope you're doing well, and your husband, and all of the beautiful children. Have you ever seen "The Sound of Music?" I bet your family is just like theirs..... so many children, love, happiness, and music everywhere! =) I love that movie! I can never see it enough.

For some reason, when I picture you, I imagine you very much like Maria! ( in that movie) She is such a fun loving person, a lover of life, children, music, nature, etc, so genuine, a little devilish, and beautiful inside and out. This is how I imagine you!

Well, thank you again for your very thoughtful words, and please overlook the terrible delay.

Warmest regards,

Mary Alice

Evangelo Agneos on October 7, 2009


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 9, 2009

Well MaryAlice, how good it feels to be back here in your gallery once more!!

So many of your delightful photos take me back to times past and perhaps those far off quieter days when the pace of life was more relaxed and people had time to chat and showed they cared!!

On closer inspection, the roughly sawn timbers give some indication of the buildings age and the forlorn looking chair leaves me feeling a little melancholy!! I can only imagine the excited chatter of happy children, the sophisticated voice of the local school maam, cajoling the children to behave and settle down, in that strict manner that all school maam's have ;>) I too thought of the duelling banjo players so I thought it fitting to enjoy a few moments of musical pleasure!!

You take care now sweet Georgia gal!!


MaryAlice on October 9, 2009

Evangello, it appears that Jim has so nicely graced us with the link to some fantastic banjo playing! Do come and check it out! How perfectly fitting for the porch! I am thrilled! =)

Jim what a pleasure! Hello there! Thank you so much for that great video! I remember it from the movie, but it's been so long since I saw it. I enjoyed it a great deal, especially seeing the little old man dancing in the background! You know, I can dance JUST like that when I try! ;) ( not really!)

How in the world are you doing? I'm so happy that you stopped over tonight. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit here, and let me just say, the pleasure is ALL MINE!

I've been missing me some Jim! =)

I'm glad that you enjoyed this old schoolhouse. I was immediately reminded of the very same things that you mentioned above when standing on this porch. Later I was able to talk with a little man that actually went to this same school as a child, and used to live right across the street from it. He shared some fine history with me, and I enjoyed visiting with him so much.

Indeed, there are many things for which I am very thankful concerning this modern day, but oh, how I would love to be able to spend just a few days enjoying what life must have been like way back in this day.

Thank you again so much for stopping by to visit with me tonight. I hope things are going well for you, and that the weather is not too bad there already. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the high 80's here. Would you like to come over for a trip? You know that you're always more than welcome.

All the best to you, Jim!*

Your lil' GA girl

tombstonecowboy on December 22, 2009

MaryAlice, beautiful image of old school house. This is where the teacher might have been taking his/her breaks, meditating in the sun and wondering over the career choice. What I really wanted to do is wish you and your loved ones a Merry, Merry and Peaceful Christmas and the best New Year 2010 you ever experienced. You are a dear friend and GOOD photographer.. All the best to you during this holiday season./ Harri

MaryAlice on December 29, 2009

Greetings, Harri, and please excuse this belated reply. I have not been getting an e-mail notifications, and I am having extreme trouble keeping up with comments.

I'm so happy that you've enjoyed this old schoolhouse. I thought it was very lovely as well .... also a wonderful place for daydreaming I thought! =) ( great minds think alike!)

Thank you for your Merry Christmas wishes, and I also wish you a most wonderful new years as well!

It has been a great honor and joy to have you as a friend on here, and thank you for all the good conversation, praise and fun. You mean a great deal to me. I look forward to so much more fun with you in 2010! =) Cheers to us!

Most sincerely,

Mary Alice

MaryAlice on September 8, 2010

Clive, I am so tickled to hear from you once again! What a wonderful memory you have, oh my goodness. Thank you for reminding me about the photos that you enjoyed in my gallery. You even remembered my pup's name, Dave! I am truly impressed. Your kind words are so greatly appreciated. I couldn't figure out what was going on regarding the missing comments, and I certainly didn't want you to think that I had deleted them. Thank you for explaining it all to me, as it makes perfect sense now. I hope that you've figured out the ins and outs of Panoramio now. It can get a little complicated and overwhelming at times, especially when your mailbox starts filling up uncontrollably. Let me know if I can help you with anything, and I'll sure try. :) Thank you again so much for your very kind words of praise. You've made me quite happy. All the best from the USA,

Mary Alice

Bob Ama on January 6, 2013

reminds me at Edward Hopper ...

I wish you all the best,


MaryAlice on January 7, 2013

Edward Hopper? I don't know who this is, but I hope the memories are good ones.

Thanks for visiting, Bob!

All the best from the USA,

Mary Alice

Bob Ama on January 7, 2013

take a look at this or this one

So long, Bob

MaryAlice on January 9, 2013

Oh my goodness, YES! I definitely agree with you! I didn't realize that he is a painter. I see why this shot reminds you of his work so much! Thank you for sharing the links with me. He has some very lovely paintings indeed! Thank you again, Bob! I love learning new things. :) All the best to you,

Mary Alice

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