God bless you too, Herb, along with Peggy. I graduated high school in 1956, pre Brown. I was fortunate enough to have had a history teacher who dearly loved history. George Griffin started with the text and fired our imaginations, at least mine, with personalized stories and little known facts not found in the book. He had hundreds of history books in his class room, and regularly changed them out for others at home. It was through Mr. Griffin I first learned of Order number 11 dislocating Missourians in a certain county, and of the Roswell women sent North by Sherman. This of course was before the Internet, and he taught us to do research the old fashioned way. He would have been outraged if someone tried to tell him how to teach his classes.
Two things have happened since then; Jimmy Carter created the Federal Department of Education, and history began to happen at an exponential rate. It is difficult to cover everything, in competition with all the other things that clamor for attention. Herb and Peggy, soldier on. We'll all try to help as we can. Stan