Virtual Oases XXVII — A Good One This Week!
- Check out today’s Salt Lake Tribune! Peggy Fletcher Stack has an article on Exponent II (the paper) moving to an on-line format. (Has she been reading our blog?)
- So what did Relief Society Lessons look like in 1914? Take a look at this scope and sequence. (Thanks, J.!) Another reason to love Emmeline B. Wells: original Exponent Editor, nationally recognized suffrage activist, Relief Society General President during this era. I particularly like this quote from the lesson on gardening:
Gardening for women pays. It brings you in close contact with mother earth, keeps you young and spry, drives out blues and melancholy, brings the dawn and the stars to your doorstep, and opens an easy channel between you and your Heavenly Father and Mother. They were the first gardeners. It may not pay you to raise vegetables to sell in country towns, but it will give you the wealth of the land in your own homes, it will build up your shattered nerves, and above all, it will teach your children habits of thrift and industry. . . Children should be taught to raise flowers and vegetables as they are taught to raise standards and flags.
- From the New York Times: Women clergy face a glass ceiling.
- From the comment section: Gina adds some perspective to a post about “over-acheivers.”
- Kiskilili: Reflections on “Great Art”
- Julie (Rarely Home Mom): “Momma said there’d be days like this . . .”