SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, CHURCH, & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Marie Burch>UIS Collection B's>UIS Collection B's, Segment 5
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- Mother had cows; made her own butter. Had chickens and turkeys. Marie herded the turkeys with a buggy whip. Gobblers were bossy and pretty.
- Parents went to Presbyterian church. Mother member of Ladies Aid Missionary Society. Taught Sunday School, kindergarten level. Lots of new Hungarian, Austrian, Italian and Polish immigrants arrived to work the mines around 1910-1915. Father taught men's Sunday School classes & was elder in church
- CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- Her country school had only 8 to 12 students. Subjects were reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, and history. Had a row of seats down each side and a stove in the middle. Had slates and chalk to write with. Her father was her teacher one year. Walked to school year round.
- She and her brother each had their own room at home. Extra bedroom for visiting relatives.
- SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
- Played Blind Man's Bluff & Fox & Geese. Took lunch to school.
- Describes knit scarves or mufflers called fascinators, galoshes, boots, heavy stockings, underwear down to your ankles. Clothes were bought in Springfield.