pobc-sisters“We went to a one room schoolhouse in New Galilee, Route 168. All the grades were taught in the same room.”

“We’re sisters. I went there for 8 years.”

“And I did for 7, because I skipped a grade.”

“I liked spelling, and geography.”

“And I liked writing.”

“When you went to a one room school, they made you take a test in order to get to go to (the public) high school.”

(Alice Thompson of Economy enjoys the evening with her sister at a reunion for people who attended a one room schoolhouse. The event was part of this year’s Big Knob Fair in New Sewickley Twp.)

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.