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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 4, November 27, 1933 - January 7, 1934; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 1966

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 4, November 27, 1933 - January 7, 1934; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 1966

4. a song that has a sentimental value for me. I have a recollection of coming home from the front part of Pinehollow near Salem, on a spring evening, when the sun’s rays were level, and whistling “Under the Bamboo Tree” – It belongs in my mind to the same time of “In the good old Summer Time” “In the shade of the old apple tree”-“Just because she made those goo-goo eyes” “Coon coon coon”-“I’d leave my happy home for you”-

              Jan. 7, 1934 –

A dream last night – I was a half-grown boy going to school, a school that was a strange mixture of the gardenville school and the Fourth St. School at Salem, Ohio. My children were there too, and altho I was only a boy, I was conscious that I was their Father. I had difficulty finding my class, first going into the 7th grade, where all the pupils were unfamiliar to me but one, Arthur Brian, who looked as he did when I went to the grades with him long ago – I now told the teacher I did not belong here and she said “Well, you’re big enough” – then she said “I suppose the 6th grade is good enough for this country bumpkin” This hurt my pride, and I said haughtily “ Do you realize that I have pictures in museums all over the country” – but she was unimpressed and led me to the 6th grade where that wonderful part of the dream took place. It seemed as if the school was located on the 

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966