5/17/2013 4:43:46 PM
The Sheridan School threatens fines should someone trespass their war garden.
5/17/2013 4:36:14 PM
This poster depicts an Uncle Sam turned Pied Piper leading a group of children off to fight the war as members of the School Garden Army and planting a garden.
5/17/2013 3:55:21 PM
To grow more food during WWI, the Bureau of Education created the School Garden Army.
5/16/2013 9:46:07 AM
An old advertisement shows the Oscar H. Will Victory Garden Collection.
5/16/2013 8:54:45 AM
A World War I poster urges Americans to save food and minimize waste.
4/23/2013 10:39:49 AM
A barbecue giant from Texas shares its secrets to perfectly smoked prime rib recipe.
4/23/2013 10:19:41 AM
This jalapeno cornbread
recipe is served at the Salt Lick Barbecue in Driftwood, Texas, and has become a favorite for many of
4/22/2013 5:22:12 PM
This slightly-sweet homemade bread recipe gives you a soft crumb and crispy crust.
4/22/2013 5:03:28 PM
In this recipe a perfectly seasoned batter takes fried catfish and hush puppies to the next level.
4/22/2013 4:30:31 PM
"The Salt Lick Cookbook" is a son’s recipe- and story-filled homage to his father’s love of barbecue and his family’s love of Texas.
3/28/2013 2:33:19 PM
Homesteading and growing vegetables took determination to cultivate and protect; prickly pear sauce used to fight scurvy.
3/28/2013 8:25:06 AM
A woman gets locked in an outhouse on a family roadtrip and is saved by a little boy.
3/27/2013 5:04:09 PM
A woman gets locked in the outhouse and thinks she is stuck for the night.
3/27/2013 4:56:11 PM
A young girl throws a doll down the outhouse hole not realizing its worth.
3/27/2013 4:52:39 PM
Too much weight in the outhouse causes it to break with two people inside.
3/27/2013 4:49:12 PM
A tornado struck neighbor’s farm and moves the outhouse to another field with a hired hand inside.
3/27/2013 4:45:37 PM
The floor of the outhouse gives way and three women fall in.
3/27/2013 4:41:55 PM
Two girls get stuck in the outhouse and one finds a way for them to get out.
3/27/2013 4:38:17 PM
A wedding attendant loses a shoe in the outhouse.
3/27/2013 4:27:43 PM
Young men and women often used the outhouse as a place to smoke.
3/27/2013 4:23:56 PM
Children used the outhouse as a place to hide mistakes, such as broken eggs.
3/27/2013 4:20:07 PM
Horses and rack catch a line attached to the outhouse and tip it over with a girl inside.
3/27/2013 4:16:17 PM
A family’s outhouse explodes and throws the man inside across a field.
3/27/2013 4:12:25 PM
Family expects family from California when the outhouse catches fire.
3/27/2013 4:07:54 PM
A mother just learns to drive and backs the car into the outhouse on the first day.
3/27/2013 4:03:25 PM
A young teacher stays with a family but has to walk to outhouse in the dark because husband dropped the flashlight down the hole.
3/27/2013 3:59:14 PM
A group of gypsies drop cigarettes in the outhouse and burn it down.
3/27/2013 3:14:39 PM
Girl gets a cut from hitting her head on the outhouse roof.
3/27/2013 3:10:29 PM
Girl accidentally drops a rock on her sister’s toe while preparing the bath.
3/27/2013 2:59:14 PM
Dad shoots at a rat in the outhouse not knowing someone is inside.
3/27/2013 2:54:12 PM
A visiting college friend drops a burning cigarette and lights the fancy outhouse on fire.
3/27/2013 2:49:47 PM
A young girl showing off her new red shoes drops one in the outhouse.
3/27/2013 2:45:13 PM
A man smoking in the outhouse forgets about the motor oil he dumped down the hole days earlier.
3/27/2013 2:41:14 PM
While their mother is away at a meeting, children break her favorite bowl and hide the pieces in the outhouse.
3/27/2013 2:36:57 PM
An ornery bull tips over the outhouse with a child inside.
3/27/2013 2:32:25 PM
A girl kicks her shoes in the outhouse, and a fishing pole saves them.
3/27/2013 2:28:00 PM
A visiting brother tricks siblings into fishing out his glasses from the outhouse.
3/27/2013 2:23:13 PM
A boy learning to use a gun almost shoots his dad in the outhouse.
3/27/2013 2:18:28 PM
A girl drops her book in the outhouse and her mom fishes it out.
3/27/2013 2:08:00 PM
A rifle misfire hits grandpa instead of the chicken.
3/27/2013 1:58:29 PM
Pie suppers and other school programs at the rural schoolhouse was great fun during the Depression.
3/27/2013 1:54:12 PM
Childhood memories include the joy of pie suppers as a way to raise money for the rural schoolhouse.
3/27/2013 1:47:50 PM
Girl stopped game on school playground to go to outhouse to fix her bloomers.
3/27/2013 12:17:14 PM
Money raised from auctions provided needed items for school children.
3/27/2013 12:13:30 PM
Still remembers birthday celebrations at the one-room school.
3/27/2013 12:07:04 PM
One-room school was busy when a pie or box supper was held.
3/27/2013 10:26:02 AM
Recalls days gone by of school programs and box suppers.
3/27/2013 10:19:07 AM
Recalls carnival games like chance and a cake walk.
3/27/2013 10:15:08 AM
Recalls teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in 1931.
3/27/2013 10:10:28 AM
Sister filled in for schoolteacher in one-room schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 4:46:44 PM
Taught in one-room schoolhouse during World War II.
3/26/2013 4:39:04 PM
As with so many other things, the one-room school is a thing of the past.
3/26/2013 4:35:35 PM
Mom’s apple pie made first-grader uncomfortable.
3/26/2013 4:31:05 PM
Schoolteacher remembers tossing up curriculum in one-room school.
3/26/2013 4:27:16 PM
Recalls a poem from many years ago at rural schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 4:21:52 PM
Still remembers poem recited at a Christmas program at her one-room school.
3/26/2013 4:16:21 PM
Teacher and others presented a community play at one-room schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 4:09:09 PM
Holidays sparked creativity in school children.
3/26/2013 4:04:52 PM
Schoolteacher fondly recalls school programs.
3/26/2013 4:00:35 PM
Schoolteacher recalls one of her most pleasurable experiences of her teaching career.
3/26/2013 3:53:38 PM
Woman remembers the thrill of rural schoolhouse plays and programs.
3/26/2013 3:35:32 PM
Schoolteacher will never forget her first day of school as the teacher.
3/26/2013 3:33:32 PM
Many years ago, school children were prepared to get a job as a schoolteacher in a one-room schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 3:31:27 PM
Visitor enjoyed the cleanliness of the rural schoolhouse after the teacher did her janitorial duties and left for the night.
3/26/2013 3:28:46 PM
As a schoolteacher in a rural schoolhouse, there was never a dull moment.
3/26/2013 3:26:47 PM
Teacher in one-room school firmly believed younger students learned more from hearing the older school children recite their studies.
3/26/2013 3:23:47 PM
When mother filled in as schoolteacher, three-year-old accompanied her to the rural schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 3:21:58 PM
Schoolteacher was caught smoking by school children when his pants caught fire.
3/26/2013 3:20:01 PM
Four sisters bought one Christmas tree and planned their school programs so they could share it.
3/26/2013 3:17:35 PM
As a youngster and a schoolteacher, woman recalls the importance of handkerchiefs for men and women.
3/26/2013 3:04:41 PM
When it sensed danger, the dog of one of the school children escorted teacher from her car to the door of the one-room schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 3:03:33 PM
Schoolteacher’s classroom served as an occasional dance hall.
3/26/2013 3:02:30 PM
As a schoolteacher in a one-room school, there were more good memories than bad.
3/26/2013 3:00:21 PM
Neither the schoolteacher nor the school children looked forward to the county superintendent dropping in.
3/26/2013 2:56:44 PM
Mode of dress for a schoolteacher has changed over the years.
3/26/2013 2:54:45 PM
Neighbors added homemade equipment to school playground.
3/26/2013 2:54:22 PM
There were strict rules for a female teacher in a one-room school.
3/26/2013 2:52:21 PM
Boy’s missing cap nearly left his teacher unemployed from the rural schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 2:49:52 PM
Remembers the good times had with classmates at playing at recess.
3/26/2013 2:49:22 PM
Young man fell in love with the schoolteacher at his one-room school.
3/26/2013 2:47:15 PM
Schoolteacher at a rural schoolhouse remembers some of the cute things said by her students.
3/26/2013 2:45:45 PM
Child loved fun times had over recess.
3/26/2013 2:44:31 PM
Schoolteacher learned the lessons of life while teaching in a rural schoolhouse.
3/26/2013 2:42:00 PM
Teacher in one-room rural schoolhouse learned a lot.
3/26/2013 2:40:18 PM
Physical education came in the form of a walk to school and gymnastics in the barn.
3/26/2013 2:38:58 PM
During the days of the one-room school, a teacher’s biggest concern was a surprise visit from the superintendent.
3/26/2013 2:36:06 PM
Many years spent at a one-room schoolhouse, first as a student and then as a teacher.
3/25/2013 3:53:45 PM
Few personal effects brought on board, as family struggles to make passage to land of opportunity.
3/25/2013 3:43:30 PM
Family connections, grandfather’s farming skills help him make his way to Kansas in the land of opportunity.
3/25/2013 3:36:18 PM
Grandparents’ relatives did not come to land of opportunity as couple emigrated.
3/25/2013 3:30:38 PM
After hardships of the Second World War, Bavarian family leaves homeland to return to the United States.
3/25/2013 12:09:26 PM
Descendents reap benefits after ancestors emigrated before The Civil War and endured hardships in the new land of opportunity.
3/25/2013 12:04:50 PM
Settling in the land of opportunity’s Midwest, grandparents farmed in Iowa and survived the Great Depression.
3/25/2013 12:00:49 PM
Their eldest son was already established in land of opportunity, and the rest of the family sold all their possessions to join him.
3/25/2013 11:48:20 AM
Passage for emigrant was paid for in exchange for farm labor; man worked hard to become American.
3/25/2013 11:43:44 AM
After arriving in land of opportunity, stowaway travels through city after the devastation of the Chicago Fire.
3/25/2013 11:35:52 AM
Traveling across the Atlantic was an arduous trip for German grandmother; immigrants were thankful to reach the land of opportunity.
3/25/2013 11:23:57 AM
Author’s maternal ancestors were already here; English immigrant probably wicked at The Lady in New York Harbor.
3/25/2013 11:19:09 AM
Cigar manufacturing a skill that grandfather brought with him to the land of opportunity.
3/25/2013 11:15:09 AM
Woman traveling with grandparents to land of opportunity took sick and was thought dead; she survived, married and raised a family.