This brief reminiscence of Dr. Florence Allen Inch’s childhood experiences in Rochester, New York, offers a fascinating glimpse into everyday middle-class life in the late 19th century, with descriptions of a “rope bed,” school days using an abacus and “doing sums on our slates,” hearing the music of a hurdy-gurdy on her street, and climbing down the cliff to the Lower Falls and the Genesee River. How were floors cleaned before carpet sweepers arrived? What was it like inside Ward’s Natural History Establishment? What kind of games did children play (often mischievous)? Join us as we imaginatively travel to the late 19th century, richly remembered by Florence Inch. Class is given via Zoom.