“Health Chores”

This is from 1919- the National Education Association adopted the Health Chore program and recommended its use in all elementary schools.  The children were given 11 chores and were supposed to check off how many times they did them each week.  There were rewards and levels based on medieval knight and squire terminology- basically a natal version of game-theory and leveling up, I guess.


Here are the chores:

Daily Chores

I washed my hands before each meal to day

I washed my face, ears, and neck, and I cleaned my finger nails.

I kept fingers, pencils, and everything likely to be unclean or injurious out of my mouth and nose.

I brushed my teeth thoroughly after breakfast and after the evening meal.

I took ten or more slow deep breaths of fresh air, and I protected others if I spat, coughed, or sneezed.

I played outdoors or with windows open more than thirty minutes.

I tried hard to sit and stand straight.

I was in bed ten hours or more last night and kept my windows open.

I drank four glasses of water, drinking some before each meal, and drank no tea coffee nor injurious drink.

I tried to eat slowly, and only wholesome food, including milk, vegetables, fruit.

I went to toilet at regular times.

I tried hard to keep neat, to be cheerful, straightforward, and clean minded, and to be helpful to others.

I took a full bath on each day of the week that is checked x

From Popular Educator, volume 30, 1922

The article reported that Many a family, through the Chores, has learned the luxury and necessity of a tooth-brush, and the soothing balm of at least one bath a week.”



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We are a nation that sanctions infanticide

Kim Jong Un Criticized For Meeting With Nation That Has Killed 60 Million Babies– Babylon Bee

For those who don’t know, Babylon Bee is satire, and they are good at it, but America has been killing millions of babies in the womb for decades. America has also looked the other way, and even defended, killing disabled people by withholding food and water in many circumstances.
Infanticide was only a matter of time.
The media (and baby killers) like to tell people late term abortions and babies surviving them are rare, only 1-3% of abortions.  But that number is between 8 and 12 THOUSAND babies. Total mass shooting victims since 1966: 1,153
Democrats are attempting to make what serial killer Gosnell did *legal.*
To every one who has ever wondered how could slave-owners not have seen what was wrong, how could Germany have ignored concentration camps, how could any tribe of people sacrifice babies on altars to false gods- now we know. This is how it happens, and it apparently isn’t that difficult.
God have mercy. And by mercy, I mean bring us to our knees in repentance and put a stop to this Satanic barbarism.
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African United Methodist Pastor Speaks

And wow!

“Unfortunately, some United Methodists in the U.S. have the very faulty assumption that all Africans are concerned about is U.S. financial support. Well, I am sure, being sinners like all of you, some Africans are fixated on money.

But with all due respect, a fixation on money seems more of an American problem than an African one. We get by on far less than most Americans do; we know how to do it. I’m not so sure you do. So if anyone is so naïve or condescending as to think we would sell our birth right in Jesus Christ for American dollars, then they simply do not know us.

We are seriously joyful in following Jesus Christ and God’s holy word to us in the Bible. And in truth, we think many people in the U.S. and in parts of Europe could learn a great deal from us. ”

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A Poem a Day

“Poems knocked on his heart every day, and he had to write them down on paper.”

K-Drama Romance is a Bonus Book

I think I’m adding another New Year’s Resolution- to read some poetry every day.

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