My Early Life in the Wales School in the 20's

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title My Early Life in the Wales School in the 20's
Description desks. Often one or more patriotic songs were sung before coining into the "building. The students stood "by their de3ks until prayer was said. The curriculum consisted of music, reading, arithmetic, art, Grammar, spelling, geography and history. There v/as no gymnasium. The students played outside when the weather was good and often when the weather was not good. There was some play equipment. The most popular game was baseball. Most of the games we played were seasonal. For example, when the weather was good it was ball-playing. When snow was on the ground, such games as "fox and geese" or choosing sides with snowball contests were well liked; as signs of spring appeared, marble games, such as one we called "perg" or "knuckles," stole the show. Sone gaoes played then are no longer known. One of the very popular ones was called, "hit the can." This game was always very exciting, and it made kids tough. Another fun skill game was called "ginny." It would "be unwise to play this game now because it required a great deal of open space. Today, modern television has taken kids away from such fun things. Heading was taught by each student taking turns standing before the class and reading out loud one page from his assigned reader, after he had read it silently first. Students learned mathematics well by working problems in groups at the chalk board. This made it convenient for the teacher to identify each child's difficulties and offer on-the-spot assistance. There was always assigned home work. After the chores and supper, we would gather around the kitchen table and do our studies. It was common for older members of the family to help younger ones. A large bowl of apples was brought from the cellar and enjoyed together. At tiroes a batch of homemade vinegar candy was enjoyed at the conclusion of the evening. Light was provided by a kerosene or gas lamp placed in the middle of the table. Electric power was not brought into Wales until I was ten years old. Even then there were frequent times when there was no electric power. 39
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325915
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