Thursday, September 28, 2023

The New Six 40 Moon -- September 28, 2023

Wichita Eagle, 02-September-1923

100 years ago this month, in September, 1923, the Moon Motor Car Company of Saint Louis advertised its new Six 40 model. The cars used a Continental Motors Company straight six engine.

Wichita Eagle, 02-September-1923

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

From the Heart of Tuscaloosa to the Heart of Birmingham -- September 27, 20203

Tuskaloosa News, 02-September-1923

This ad for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad offered service between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

700 Arenic Marvels -- September 26, 2023

Lincoln, Nebraska State Journal, 09-September-1948

In September 1923, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Greatest Show on Earth, played for one night only in Lincoln, Nebraska. I don't think I have seen the word "arenic" before.

Monday, September 25, 2023

New Cat #111 -- September 25, 2023

It must be nice to have a fluffy tail like that. I took the photo on 15-September-2023.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Good Shepherd -- Grandparents' Day -- September 24, 2023

Friday was Grandparents' Day at Good Shepherd School in Pacifica. My only formal duty job was yard duty. I sat with Third Grade at the prayer service. After I helped to direct grandparents to the gym. I read a social studies test to a Third Grader who needed help and then graded spelling tests. I helped to march them over to sing their song for the grandparents. They did fine. Then we waited in the classroom for grandparents to pick up kids. I spoke to some of the grandparents. There were only four left. They used scratch on their Chromebooks. 

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Lincoln Giants vs Hilldale -- September 23, 2023

New York Age, 22-September-1923

The Lincoln Giants of New York played from about 1910 to 1930 as a member of various Negro Leagues. In 1923, they were members of the Eastern Colored League. They played their home games at the New York Catholic Protectory's Oval. The Hilldale Club of Darby, Pennsylvania played from about 1910 to 1932. In 1923 they were also members of the Eastern Colored League.  Hilldale won the ECL pennant in 1923. 

Friday, September 22, 2023

Heald's Will Prepare YOU For That Better-Paid Position Ahead -- September 22, 2023

San Francisco Chronicle, 02-September-1923

Many years ago, I taught data processing and computer applications at Heald Business College. The school had recently become a non-profit.

In 2009, Corinthian College took over and converted the chain into a for-profit. I think for-profit education is generally a bad idea. Corinthian shut down all of its schools without warning in 2015, leaving students with little recourse and owing, in many cases, large amounts of money. I was very sorry to see this happen.

Over the years Heald gave many people a good education in the shortest possible time. I missed a chance in 2013 to write about the school's 150th anniversary. I was there for the 125th.