My son was required to memorize the states and capitals this year. I didn't know all of them myself, I realized. So, I painted a map. I added trivia to make it more interesting. Did you know that pickle ball was invented in Washington State?
The house I live in was built in 1913. It's charming, quirky and in constant disrepair. The steps leading up from the basement may be getting replaced soon. If so, I will dearly miss the man who lives on them.