Friday, August 26, 2011

old school

In the spirit of school starting back I thought I would post something interesting I found while going through some of my grandmother's things in the attic. She happened to save EVERYTHING, which I'm glad she did.

This was printed on the back of a report card dated 1937-1938



I love this...especially #12...I wish my kids could go to a school with these things being expected. times have changed for sure.

I was also going through letters her and my grandfather wrote each other all during school. My grandfather died when I was about 5, so it's really neat to read about how sweet their relationship was since I really wasn't old enough to realize it then. I found an old western union telegram...which i guess would be our version of texting today...



I found references in the letters about them calling each other, but it would be very seldom and they probably weren't able to talk long. Guess we got it pretty good these days.
I also found a receipt dated in the 1950's from a tuition payment to USC law school for one cost $150! unreal.

I took a couple of months off from doing projects because #1) it was so hot to do any painting outside #2) I had awful morning sickness hitting me around 2pm until bedtime and felt like doing nothing. at. all. I've started back and just finished sewing my first striped curtain. I'm pretty hooked and trying to think of other things I can sew.
I also scored these awesome old school chairs for a dollar each. I'm going to attempt something strange with them and excited to see how they turn out.


I also got Jack to cut down a dead tree for another idea I had for our bedroom.


hopefully I'll have these finished soon...I'm known for starting many projects and finishing few.

Something I've also started doing now that -god willing- I'll be a mom in about 5 months is being diligent in memorizing some verses that have been very encouraging over the past year. I want to be able to bring them up when needed and know exactly where they are in the Bible. I want to teach my child lessons, encourage them, and back up disciplining with scripture.

here are a few I've started with...

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21

There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.
1 John 4:18 the Message

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
that can succeed against the LORD.
Proverbs 21:30

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