Wednesday, July 05, 2006


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
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.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


I've been on "vacation" for the past week visiting my 92 year old mother-in-law (that will be another blog) but while there we went to a new GoodWill that had opened. I love Good Will. You just never know what kind of good stuff people will throw out!
Since reading and books are my passion, I go to that section first.
Well low and behold I find an interesting book that looks brand spanking new but with a strange title for today's world:
GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT! (it is a book for teachers to use on children in the classroom, so they can take the message of conduct, ect HOME to their parents!)
Well I open it to the title page and find it was copyrighted 1918 & 1919!! I was AMAZED.
I read the book while still on vacation and laughed out loud many times.
Just for Yellow Mama, I am going to use excerpts from this book to blog. I just know everyone will find it entertaining and depressing, my brats are cavewoman according to this book and I'm not much better!
More to follow tomorrow Y.M I promise!