The Big Gray House and The School House is a collection of stories that traces the life of Franklin Meyers as he interacts with his family, his school, his church and his community. Each story has lessons in family relationships, family aspirations, and family growth and successes. Follow the Meyers family through the difficult social and economic times of the late 1940s and early 1950s. The section on Made Up Games shows how Franklin, his siblings and friends entertained themselves before they had electricity. At the end of most chapters there are prompts for additional reading and study.