Sunday. Dec. 15, 1929 Another foggy day! Making the seventh in a row. Dad brought me to Muriels’s this evening. The roads were pretty slick.
Monday Dec. 16, 1929 Foggy day, the eighth, I “kinda” like foggy days as a rule, but so much is getting somewhat tiresome. I sent an order to Sears, Roebuck & Co. today. We got one record from the Ames Music House but the one we wanted the most didn’t come. We practiced on our program today. It doesn’t look like we’re going to get much done in the way of studying until after Christmas.Inez’s Day Journal Pg 3
A little backdrop for you…. Muriel’s is the home where we think grandma lived during the week when she taught school. Oral family legend says that Inez’s father crossed the Roseman Bridge in Madison County, Iowa each time he drove her to ‘work’. Whether she was in the same school the entirety of her teaching career, we have yet to find out in the Day Book. I can’t say if she ever mentions that even. I try to only read ahead enough for this series to be new to me as well. And if that bridge name seems familiar to you, Roseman Bridge is one mentioned in the movie/book The Bridges of Madison County. One of Clint Eastwood’s finest in my personal opinion.
And when it comes to children and learning, it’s apparent that the Christmas season is distracting to them across generations. Not surprising. I wonder what she would’ve thought about school online like so many will be experiencing yet again this coming school year. Distractions are just the tip of the iceberg for this method. I can only say that my well wishes are with those enduring this option for who knows how long. And with those in schools as well. Not an easy choice by any means.
Finishing up with a photo taken Monday evening. Rainbows signify better days to come so hopefully this is meant for all of us. Take care all!!