Dylan, our oldest grandson has started school in St. Ansgar. So we went to the Christmas program. He did such a good job. So proud to be singing and just as cute as he could be. ( I know just like a grandma would say) They sang their hearts out, and every grade up to 5th grade sang but it got softer and softer the older they got.
Boy, did that bring back memories of when our kids were in elementary school at Sheffield. The memory that came back to me was when I was in 2nd grade at the Hanson Country School. I went to country school thru 6th grade.
Mr. Phester had a Christmas program. It was like little house in the Prairie school house with a blanket on wire for a curtain. Old desks sitting for the audience, and performance were made in the front of the school. I remember I recited "Twas the night before Christmas .” and to this day I can recite it. Now this was not at the turn of the century, you are thinking, for this Christmas program was in 1960. How many of you attended rural country schools with all 6 or 8 grades?
We went to Leah’s Sunday School Sunday school program. She sang and she was as cute as she could be.( spoken like a true Grandma).
We have Corbin, who is 17 months old now. He is such a sweetheart, and so much fun watching him grow up. He wants to keep up with the 5 year olds you know. ( I know spoken like a grandma.) Remember this was written in Dec. so all are that much older.
Our children are all doing well. Josh, Veronica and Miss Leah live outside of Charles City. Amy and her husband Randy with their 2 boys Dylan and Corbin live outside of St.Ansgar. Jennifer and her husband Oscar live in Round Rock, Texas near Austin.
Larry’s Dad, Arnold is still on the farm had some health issues this fall but is back on the farm near Marble Rock. My sister, Mary Kay is living outside of Waukon and doing ok without Butch. Larry’s siblings are all well. Evelyn and Tom in Australia and had a great visit with them as they were back to Iowa this summer. Russ and Mary live near Rockford. Janette is living in Seattle, Washington and she too was back this summer for a good visit. Denise and Bill live in Rockford. Jerry, Jenny and his 3 kids lives in Bellevue, Iowa.
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse Dougherty