Camille Cole presents The Brass Bell
The Brass Bell is the life story of Camille Cole's great aunt Marion Parsons. She built a school in her father's cherry orchard in 1927. She helped usher her community through dangerous times and, for those who remember her, she is still their greatest hero. Cole became aware of the need to tell this story when she realized that people in their eighties still get together regularly to remember Miss Parsons and their days at Cherry Road School. Cole discovered along the way that she was not just her Aunt Marion--she was everyone's Miss Parsons. Hundreds have come forward to share their fond memories of sleigh rides, trips to New York City, and the terror of being called to Miss Parson's office. She may have given up her dreams to run that school for 25 years. She may have realized her dreams.