7 January 2012 is the 125th birth anniversary of the author Oskar Luts. A good skill of listening acquired from his grandfather as well as his excellent memory helped him when going to the parish school at Palamuse and later as a writer. At just 25 years old Oskar Luts, who had earlier penned only a few lines of poetry, authored "Spring", a book that made him famous all over the country overnight. Based on the memories of his school years Luts describes life at an Estonian village school at the end of the 19th century, peppered with humour and touching scenes of young love. It was a work that critics initially looked down upon but has survived through numerous editions and generations of enthusiasts have seen it in several stage versions and in a popular movie. The book has been translated into 13 languages. The school Oskar Luts once went to at Palamuse is now a museum of late 19th century school life, bringing it alive through the medium of Spring.