Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Three Generations]
“My kindergarten class - eight boys and twelve little girls - all of pre-school age - comes at 9 o'clock each morning and they stay until noon. Their parents bring them over and call for them when they are ready to go home. I charge $7.50 per month per pupil.
“You see, when I married the man of my choice, neither of us had much money. Mr. Irvington is a sales representative, and often is out of town for a greater part of the week. I started my work twelve years ago - it was necessary, as my husband works on a part salary-part commission basis - and we needed the money for financial reasons, as we both have plans for special education of our two boys, development along the line of their most pronounced talents - and now the work has become a habit. But I enjoy it, I have a lot of idle time, so why not put it to good use? Yes, the money still comes in handy, as I put most of my inheritance from my mother into this home.”
We soon disposed of the dishes and they were arranged in neat piles on the serving table - small plates, cups and saucers - for the tea party.
A glance from a different angle of the room enabled me to observe the careful ordiliness of the big kitchen. There is no gas for household use on the Southside. The Jacksonville Gas Co. has found it too expensive to negotiate the use of conduits for piping gas under the St. Johns' broad expense, and building an auxiliary plant, too, would be an expensive undertaking. Hence, all the kitchen equipment was electrical - a modern range, and beside it an electrical fireless [cooker-?] This makes it easy for this modern wife and mother to cook the meals for a family of four, with the assistance, when able, of old Janie to do the heavy cleaning