February 27, 2014
It must have been a class assignment that brought Eddie to write about Robert W. Service, who was an author and poet. He was credited for writing about the Yukon. She got a 97 on her manuscript. It would be interesting to see where her inspiration came from, her sources and more. Hmmm…he is very handsome in his photograph. Could this be a musings of a young girl?
Robert W. Service, The Original home page: http://www.robertwservice.com/ and article might be of interest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Service
This website has his poems to read: http://www.internal.org/Robert_W_Service
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Eddie’s school manuscript about R. W. Service circa 1923
Eddie’s manuscript page two about R. W. Service
Robert Service – Rhymes of a Red Cross Man
Robert Service Rhymes of a Rolling Stone
Robert Service: The Ghost
Robert Service The Idealist and The Baldness of Chewed-ear”
Robert Service Sunshine
February 20, 2014
Eddie had kept in her Collection of Junk letters from students that she had written to during her time at Cheney High School in the 1920′s. I know some classes actually have writing projects like this. The topics are what life was like in their part of the country a long way from Eddie in Cheney.
I share these because these people are probably long passed away but maybe a descendant will find them and want them, on the other hand, would any of Eddie’s letters to them would they have survived? (Note: Just click on the photo and it will open in a larger window, then click your back button to return to this blog or close your tab at the top.)
1. Exeter, New Hampshire, January 9, 1920 by Willis E. McCasland.
2. Helen Heagey, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Apparently they became pen pals for a while.
3. Mae Reincher also of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, January 19, 1920.
February 13, 2014
Eddie’s political leanings started to manifest in her teenage years and she had in her Collection of Junk quite a few articles about Coolidge. She had the Spokane Daily Chronicle a full newspaper saved. It was dated August 3, 1923 with the Headline: Harding’s Death Stuns Nation.
Harding’s death Coolidge’s takes office 1923
February 6, 2014
Eddie uses the saying “I was Shiekless” in her comments in the last post about the Junior Prom. We have been pondering the meaning of this comment. I wonder if it has something to to with this man.
Eddie was very fond of Rudolf Valentino. Here is his head shot compliments of the Liberty Theatre in Spokane. He did a movie called “The Shiek.”
If you go here or view his silent movies be prepared to be SHOCKED! (Just kidding!)
He was considered quite racy back in the early 1920-1930′s. He died tragically and too soon. It would have been interesting to see if he could have made the transition from silent movies to talkies? http://www.biography.com/people/rudolph-valentino-9514591 My mother and I watched this movie on TV together years ago. She would have been 10 years old when it came out.
A head shot of Rudolph Valentino
Eddie also loved classical music – try this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernestine_Schumann-Heink She kept this newspaper photo of this opera singer who apparently visited the area.
Madame Schuman-Heink Came to sing in 1923.
January 30, 2014
School dances can be fun and frightening especially in high school. Eddie had her dance card among her possession in her Collection of Junk. This is very interesting because someone designed the card in the form of a butterfly.
CHS Junior Prom 1924
Here is the program from the backside:
CHS Junior Prom 1924
Eddie did get some dances in. Do we even do this in these days, have dance cards?
Eddie’s Dance Card
The Senior class list is inside the Junior Prom program?
CHS Senior Class 1924
Here are Eddie’s comments about the dance. Just click the photo below to read it in her own words, then hit your back button to return. If you understand what she means, let me know. Apparently socializing was tough in high school even in the 1920′s.
January 23, 2014
Below you will find pictures of some of the class comments Eddie made about her Sophomore and Junior years at Cheney High School. I think I will let you explore. I warn you, you will be laughing or grimacing in memory of your high school struggles, remember this is the early 1920′s. Just click on the picture and it will get bigger, then remember to hit your back button or click the tab closed to return.
Bookmark from Ancient History Class 1922
Book market front side
This book mark is soft and rug like but lightweight:
The pride of her Sophomore year, she got a 96 in Electricity.
Eddie’s Pride of her Sophomore Year
Apparently Latin was not Eddie’s thing:
January 16, 2014
Eddie had a huge wooden loom her in apartment for many years. I mean huge, it was a floor model. I think it was for rugs, but I cannot remember now. Yes she was a weaver, knitter, embroidery, sewing, cooking and oh yes photographer. Here I think you see on the left of her one of her pillows. Apparently she is working on some project. This photo was taken in about 1940 but I think it tells you that her love of sewing, needlework and more followed her all her life.
In her Collection of Junk she had these designs:
Examples of Eddie’s Designs for Domestic Science
Years later we find two samples of doll clothes she made for her nieces. There were a lot more in the possession of my cousin of these doll clothes:
Doll clothes by Eddie