But Rory believes that ultimately Joey would have wanted their daughter to be homeschooled. He posted, “She would be way more interested in Indiana learning to be a good person than being a good reader. In her mind, home is the best place to learn those things.”
Rory didn’t just come up with the idea of the schoolhouse, he also decided to build it. Drawing inspiration from a similar building in Kentucky that he and Indiana recently visited, Rory started on the construction with some support from friends, family and neighbors. The schoolhouse sits opposite the field in which Joey was buried.