Thursday, June 14, 2007

Monday, June 14, 1926

Monday, June 14, 1926

The boys were gone all morning with the Millers to the Pure Oil barns wherever they are. They got good and tired – got caught in a thunder storm and said they didn’t see why they wanted to go there anyway – there was nothing to see or do when they got there. So I hope they are cured of wanting to go with them. They are just dumb hicks and have no ideals at all. By the way they were to move but that has all fallen through so we still have to contend with.

(I can't imagine that today anyone would let their kids go off with neighbors like that, not knowing where exactly they were going. It sure was different in the 1920's! I do admire Grandma for letting the boys have experiences like this, doing something with neighbors she didn't really approve of, so they could learn for themselves and figure it out themselves. I assume she judged the neighbors harmless, or she wouldn't let the boys go off with them like that.)

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't sound like a fun trip at all & I wonder how far they had to walk, and what they intended to do when they got there. (Is it just a tank full of oil, or what?)