Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Early School Marms

   In my book "A River of Seasons" I write about the schools and how tough it was to keep a teacher. The requirements were many. First she had to be single and stay that way. She couldn't keep company with male friends. Her demeanor was above reproach. her pay was next to nothing and she was expected to save half of it for her old age.... if she didn't starve to death first.
   She was expected to keep the firewood piled high and keep the school house warm. It was a tough life.
   The teacher must be a High School graduate and needed to have good grades.
   With all these requirements there were few that wanted the job and finding a good teacher was a challenge for the community.
   My book "River of Seasons" is for sale on Amazon.com as  well as peaceriverbooks.comThe Peace River Books blog is updated often. 
   I invite you to visit "A River of Seasons" blog site each day for a small look into what life was like a long time ago.

Good Reading,

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