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Re: Women-Times have changed!!

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Litesal (Litesal)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 18:32:47 -0400

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From: John & Sandra Barrick <astroboy>
To: <>; 1astroboy
Date: Tuesday, September 08, 1998 6:04 PM
Subject: Women-Times have changed!!

Dear Sandra,

Thanks for the laugh. Good thing that times have changed, I'd sure find it
tough to stay out of those ice cream stores!


>This was posted to my preschool list I thought I'd pass it
>on.Girls-I especially, would definitely, break rule #9.
>Shut up John!!(What-not me)
>A 1915 teachers'magazine listed the following rules of conduct for
>teachers of that day:
>1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
>2. You are not to keep company with men.
>3. You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless
> attending a school function.
>4. You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
>5. You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the
> permission of the chairman of the board.
>6. You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless
> he is your father or brother.
>7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
>8. You may not dress in bright colors.
>9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
>10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
>11. Your dresses must not be any shorter than two inches above the
> ankle.
>12. To keep the school room neat and clean, you must: sweep the
> floor at least once daily; scrub the floor at least once a week
> with hot, soapy water; clean the blackboards at least once a
> day; and start the fire at 7 a.m. so the room will be warm by 8
> a.m.