Today is going to be another one of those days when I will not be able to research for a new story to place on this blog. Also, tomorrow will be a travelling day, so I will not have the opportunity to post a story tomorrow either. Here are two reasons why this is the case.
I am not going to apologize. There are times when it is necessary to take on the role of being “Grumps”.
I am going to try to sneak in a quick post that discusses a few odds & ends.
First of all, a while back I wrote a story that placed a native from Perry County in the state of Idaho. In that post, it mentioned an 18 year old girl who was shown in a census as being a driver of a school wagon. I have found some information about school wagons, which were the precursors to the school bus. Here are some photos of some early school wagons across the country back in the beginnings of the twentieth century.
More photos and information can be found in someone else’s blog at the following link:
If you have not heard about this yet, our museum is presently displaying award-winning quilts from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. We have 15 outstanding examples of quilt-making expertise in this temporary exhibit. The CEO of the National Quilt Museum is a former student of mine. His name is Frank Bennett, and I attempted to teach him Math back when he was a middle-schooler. Below is a photo showing some of our workers putting up the quilts a few days ago. It is now ready for viewing, and, as always, we have free admission (although we love it when people utilize our donation box). More info about this exhibit can be found on our home page.
Finally, I would like to point out a new “widget” that has been placed on our website. You should be able to find it in the margin at the right. It should look something like this if you have not already used it.
We placed it there to make it easier for people to sign up to receive a notification in their e-mail when a new post has been placed on our site. Most people find our posts because they are placed on Facebook, but not everyone uses Facebook. Plus, Facebook makes decisions about how many people are going to be able to see the link on their site, so sometimes you may not see it. It has always been possible to receive these notifications via e-mail, but this widget should make it easier. Use it if you like.
After I finish my task of participating in Grandparents’ Day, watching basketball games, attending a birthday party for a 5-year-old, and playing “school” whenever I am asked, I will be back in the blog-writing business.