Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Photos from the Land Run re-enactment

Well, here are two proud great-grandmas! These photos were taken after Mackenzie's class did their re-enactment to celebrate the Oklahoma Land Run. All the kids in the class had their lunches and most had a blanket and they started off from the start line to select and stake their "claim" (in this case it was the "plot" they were going to eat their lunch). Madison (pink gingham outfit) is in pre-K this year and so her class did not run but we all trooped around the entire schoolyard, each of the grades in order. Then each grade lined up and ran to stake their lunch space. A lot of great fun and a wonderful way to teach state history. Mackenzie's dress, apron/pinafore and bonnet were made from reproduction patterns and fabrics. It was not the bright cheery prints and colors that she usually wears but was very typical of the children's clothes at the time. Last year many of the kids were in costume but this year, Mackenzie was the only one in full costume. A couple of the kids had on cowboy hats and neckerchiefs but that was about the extent of it. I was very proud that she would want to wear her outfit when the others were not costumed. We sure had fun and it was great that Janis and I were able to join Kenzie, Maddie, little sister Kenadie and momma Anna for a fun lunch outing--such a great break from the office!


  1. I'm sure I commented on this post the other day when you first posted it but my comment isn't here! Sometimes I don't type the crazy letters in right and don't wait to see if it works.

    Anyhoo! Love the little girls in their prairie girl outfits. They look just like Laura and Mary Ingalls. I would have loved to live back in that time period - smock tops suit my figure very well!

  2. Sent you an email but wanted to also let you know on here too that I put up your goodies on our etsy shop! :) So so so good to have met you in person last weekend!

  3. I remember doing that in the 80s when I was in elementary school! Proud to be born in
    OK!(I've now lived in CO longer than anywhere else, so this is now "home")