A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Revisiting my Christmas program.

Sarah's Notebook

Spend some time this Christmas with Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is a shortened version of the Christmas program. I did it at North Liberty and Marengo this year.

UPDATED December 16 2018: I added my current signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on  Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare

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Marriage and Teacher Contracts

A reference I found about rules for teachers.

Sarah's Notebook

SarahAtDeskStoneAcademy

In the fake “Rules for Teachers” that is constantly being sent around, posted, and published, it says that teachers who married would be fired. No matter how many counter examples you can produce many people hold firm in their opinion it was true in all times, in all cases, all across the country. My own personal opinion is that it was a prejudice held by SOME school boards, mostly during the 1930s when any job was scarce and there was a general prejudice about trying to push women out of the workplace to reserve what jobs there were for men. This was part of the general prejudice that still means that women, on average, make less for the same job as men (although other factors play into it today).

Anyway, for the first time, I’ve found a mention of it in a teacher contract. This contract was for Marian…

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Sarah Uthoff By the Numbers November 2018

Show me the numbers they say and I was inspired by a poster for a concert at Kirkwood that included the performer’s number of Facebook likes. I thought, “I can do that!” I did previous posts Trundlebed Tales by the Numbers August 19, 2013,  December 14, 2013 June 8, 2014December 19, 2014, April 13, 2015September 20, 2015 , December 30, 2015April 6, 2016, and February 5, 2017August 20, 2017 , and February 25, 2018. It’s a collection of raw numbers of my online activities. It’s interesting to track. Today’s post numbers are as of November 19, 2018.

 

Number of blog posts published on Trundlebed Tales1,748

Total number of blog post views: 154,407

Highest number of views in a single day: 389

Number of YouTube videos on Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel:86

Total Number of Subscribers to Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel170

Number of total views on Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel75,797 

Plus views of  my program on Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum channel: 21,360

For a total of YouTube views: 97,157

Number of Followers on Twitter2,061

Number of Friends on Facebook642 plus 210 follows

Number of Likes on Trundlebed Tales Facebook Page: 751 plus 735 follows

Number of connections on LinkedIn: 261

Slideshare Uploads: 3

Slideshare Views:999

Number in circles on Google Plus225

Number of episodes on Blog Talk Radio210

Number of total listens on Blog Talk Radio: 100,513

Highest listen number for an individual episode: 6,081

Number of Views on Academia.edu315

Followers on Academia.edu: 28

Photos added on Flickr148

Photos on Instagram: 1,038

Followers on Instagram: 253

Videos added on Vimeo:24(total watches not part of standard Vimeo statistics)

 

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Thanksgiving Round Up 2015

Wishing you Happy Thanksgiving again this year.

Sarah's Notebook

I didn’t get a Thanksgiving podcast scheduled this year, which is probably a good thing since I’ve got the begginnings of what I hope isn’t a nasty cold. 😦 But that shouldn’t stop you from checking out what I did for Thanksgiving in years past.

The Turkey and Me

My favorite Thanksgiving quote:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/thanksgiving/

I interviewed the spokesmodel for Thanksgiving herself Kathleen Wall of Plimouth Plantation. Kathleen represents foodways programming at the ultimate Pilgrim site all year.
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/thanksgiving-spokesmodel-podcast

Another year I interviewed Sandy Oliver, co-author of Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie and former editor of the late and VERY much lamented Food History News.
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/thanksgiving-trundlebed-tales/

Back in 2013 I put together a program on Thanksgiving that I co-presented with Kathleen at the Association of Living History Farms and Museums focused on how we owe the Victorians, not the Pilgrims for the Thanksgiving we celebrate today. I…

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11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Remembering the World War I Anniversary.

Sarah's Notebook

I hope that everybody took the opportunity to at least think about how grateful we are to the veterans who’ve given their lives, their limbs, or their youth to give us our freedom. Today is a good day to think about that and how you use that freedom. If you didn’t do something to thank a veteran today, they will also be glad to be remembered tomorrow.

UPDATED November 10 2018:

It’s the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This is an expecially important Veteran’s Day to remember. I added my signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery…

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Mentions October 2018

Sarah Uthoff on Grand Staircase in Galena IL

I just had one mention during October and it was a pretty small one at that, but my session at the Iowa Library Association did rate a short mention.

[Sarah Uthoff at ILA]. The Gazette [Cedar Rapids], 14 Oct. 2018.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

No Laura November 2018

Sarah Uthoff Fake Tintype

I don’t have much to report as far as events and I don’t have any programs. BUT look for posts including end of the season for the homesites, upcoming Christmas events, Christmas list suggestions, a tribute to Jean Coday, and new podcast episodes.

Plus follow me on Twitter for my gratitude quote each day in November.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.