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Archive for Sunday, August 28, 2011

100 years ago: Two more weeks of summer fun for Lawrence children

August 28, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 28, 1911:

  • “Two weeks from today the vacation time will officially be declared over. On that date there will be a rummaging about and a general bringing forth of books, etc., from their three months’ sojourn among the moth balls, for the kiddies must go back to the school house to wrestle with the weighty matter contained between the pages that have been closed so long. But there are still two weeks left in which to play, or work, which ever the case may be, before young America must return to the little brick, or big brick school house and they will stretch it to the limit.”
  • “Labor Day is not to pass unobserved in Lawrence this year as one of the biggest celebrations of the year has been planned for September 4. The carpenters’, painters’ and brick masons’ organizations are back of the proposition and are pushing it along. They have arranged an excellent program for the day and it promises to be one of the big events of the season.”
  • “The weather did its best to turn loose last night but the effort was wasted. A few scattering drops from lots of clouds and it was all over. But the rain was not much needed and there is but little disposition to feel slighted.”

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