Wednesday, July 05, 2006

THIS BOOK!! IF ONLY, IF ONLY........

I've already told you how I came about this book. While reading the book, I came upon 3 yellowed sheets of paper, and one poem cut from a newspaper. One of the papers is from a program of sorts. It reads: Racine-Kenosha
RURAL NORMAL SCHOOL BULLETIN
PUBLISHED THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH EXCEPT JUNE-SEPT.
The Racine-Kenosha Rural Normal School for Teachers
Class matter, Jan. 1, 1927
Racine-Kenosha Rural Normal School
Union Grove, Wis.
1928 Summer Session
It goes on to tell them where they go for board and room and that book rental fees for this session will be 1.00
On the back of this page it gives the GOALS for Racine-Kenosha Counties for the school year 1928-1929
1- Well mannered, industrious children in our schools
2-Every child in a clean, orderly school room
3-Better oral and written expression on the part of our pupils
4-Better school room pictures (?)
5-More beautiful school grounds
6-A standardized, well selected list of references for use in teaching the various subjects
7-Definite professional growth annually on the part of every teacher
(if this were the case today, I may not have to send my child to a private school)
Politeness is to do and say
the kindest thing in the kindest way
Hearts, like doors, will open with ease
to very, very little keys;
And don't forget that two of these
Are "Thank you, sir, and If you please".
I'll leave you with this little poem from the program.
Tomorrow will be: Be Courteous, examples for the boy.

1 comment:

Yellow Mama said...

That reminds me of the time we found a telephone book from about that period of time. Very interesting...btw...our daughter just got out of Marine boot camp for medical injuries. The house smells like bengay every night, but we are glad to have her home. She is glad to be back with her future hubby and they are planning a life together. She does however miss her M16...how are you anyway?