Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, April 30, 2011

READY FOR THE OKLAHOMA LAND RUN



Here is Hope, our youngest grandchild, ready for 89ers Day at school. Her mama made her dress and bonnet. Thank goodness my mother taught my daughter to sew, because I sure didn't.

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun tradition. I used to sew a lot and made most of my kids clothes but doubt if I could sew a set of drapes today...no patience and ability to concentrate.

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  2. Annie,

    Hope being all dressed up like that interested me enough to look up the Oklahoma Land Rush on Wikipedia.

    It is no wonder that America is the great country that it is when you consider the brave and resourceful pioneers who settled this Country.

    The following is just part of what the online encyclopedia says about that historic time.


    At twelve o'clock on Monday, April 22d, the resident population of Guthrie was nothing; before sundown it was at least ten thousand. In that time streets had been laid out, town lots staked off, and steps taken toward the formation of a municipal government."

    Many settlers immediately started improving their new land or stood in line waiting to file their claim. Many children sold creek water to homesteaders waiting in line for five cents a cup, while other children gathered buffalo chips to provide fuel for cooking. By the second week, schools had opened and were being taught by volunteers paid by pupils' parents until regular school districts could be established. Within one month, Oklahoma City had five banks and six newspapers.

    On May 2, 1890, the Organic Act was passed creating the Oklahoma Territory. This act included the Panhandle of Oklahoma within the territory. It also allowed for central governments and designated Guthrie as the territory's capital.

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  3. Wow very Little House on the Prairie! Cute!

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  4. I'm the one who skipped learning to sew, and my attempts at costume making was miserable. Your grandchild will have a beautiful memory in that dress; she'll feel the part, learn her history with joy.

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  5. Very very cute :-)I hope to be around more often lol

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  6. So cute! I wish I could sew. My brain doesn't work for engineering stuff like that, and quilting, and I so admire people that can do it.

    For one thing, I'd be able to make clothes that fit...

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  7. She is soooooo cute!! and I love her outfit.

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  8. I took Home Ec in school to learn how to sew and it didn't do me any good. I guess some people are just born with the knack. I can't sew to save my life. I think it's wonderful how some parents still take the time to make "lessons" come alive like that. Hope looks like she stepped right out of the history books.

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  9. PS There is something waiting for you on my blog :)

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  10. I remember doing that as well..but my dress was no where near as nice..! that is a great job..!

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  11. Thank goodness for grandmothers. Hope is a real cutie in that outfit.

    Back in my day, girls had to take Home Ec. All I learned was how to rip out seams. I have run tons of sophisticated machinery in labs, but the lowly sewing machine kicks my butt everytime I touch one.

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  12. Hope is as cute as a button - which is the extent of my sewing abilities!

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  13. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E !
    : )
    xoxo

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  14. I love your comment about your mother taught your daughter how to sew... I am a sewer...never taught my girls, but have taught all my grandchildren...as well as 100's of others as I now teach kids to sew!

    Nice Blog!
    Drop in and visit my blogspot sometime!

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  15. Did she have to claim land?
    That could double as a Halloween outfit- But maybe your Daughter can sew other great costumes too-
    Wish I could claim free land, myself- I'm still paying rent

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  16. I can't believe how much of your blog I've missed since my computer hiatus. She looks just like she stepped out of Little House on the Prarie. So cute!

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