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The History of Holly House
In the fall of 1947 our Home Ec. teacher, Mrs. Nyren told us that
through the co-operation of the school board, we were to have a whole
house to work and live in during class. We decided to call it the Holly
We each had to make a room plan as to color and furniture. We
also took a field trip to Sioux City one afternoon to learn something a-
bout buying equipment for a house. We looked at stoves, refrigerators,
laundromat fautomatic washerj, and we were first introduced to FM
Radio Reception. They showed and explained the different parts to us.
At Martins we looked at stoves and kitchen-ware. From there we went
to Sioux City Crockery where we looked at and priced dishes, glassware,
and silverware, Some of the students went to Cooks Paint and Wallpaper
Store to pick out our wallpaper. A wonderful time was enjoyed by all.
While our equipment was being bought and set up, each girl made
an apron. They were pretty good considering very few of us had ever made
a real garment before. We also made curtains and hemmed dishtowels. AWe
refinished and painted the furniture in the house and made a table for the
dining room. .
When we finally moved into our house, situated in the Science room,
we wound ourselves and others up in wall paper and paint. But I guess in
the end the paper was hanging straight and the holes not showing.
We divided into four groups and made cookies and Christmas candy.
At the beginning of the Second semester we lost two class members
so decided to reorganize into three groups.
One group made blouses while the other two groups made and served
We studied the way to set the table and Mrs. Nyren tried to teach us
some manners. Group I started on their blouses while Groups II and III
started planning and preparing breakfasts.
ln the spring we plan to make a print dress, plan and prepare lunches
and simple parties, We hope to climax our year with an "open house"
tea and show our room to the community.
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