housewifery

Strength for Today: Encouragement and a Poem from 1921

100 years ago and as true today as ever!! Strength for to-day is all that we need, As there never will be a to-morrow; For to-morrow will prove but another to-day, With its measures of joy and of sorrow. Then why forecast the trials of life With such sad and grave persistence, And wait and …

School

A Practical Education: Teaching Sewing Skills to Boys and Girls; 1913

Written in 1913, by Teacher Mary L. Murphy: Practical education seems to be the cry of the people, especially in rural schools where only a small per cent of the children ever go beyond the eighth grade and of those who go through high school still fewer go beyond.With that thought in mind I aim …