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Sewing

Walking through the local library today, I couldn't help but to notice sewing magazines on the magazine rack. That took me back down memory lane. More precisely to grades six through eight when every girl had to take home economics classes.Home economics class was pretty much one of the most ...

Sharing the Outhouse

My first year of teaching school in 1927 provided many not-so- pleasant experiences in the little house out back.The little house had no roof. When it snowed, the snow had to be brushed away before sitting down. It was definitely no reading room as the most disconcerting fact that the turkeys ...

An Exciting Use for the Outhouse

At school many times, the hum-drum of study sessions became somewhat boring. One grew weary of tracing Civil War battles, or of extracting the square root of six-digit numbers, or of diagramming "mile-long" sentences, etc. This was an ideal time to fake the necessity of going to the privey. By ...

Larger Outhouses Were Needed At Schools

The Outhouse, variously dubbed "Private," "White" or "Red," (depending on the color) was the source of protection from dishwashing, floor scrubbing, and/ or punishment.Number one was the home outhouse. Last year's Montgomery Ward or Sears catalogue afforded hours of browsing entertainment. The ...

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