The Rebekah lodge of Skidmore, Missouri sure new how to thow a party — even the costumes were above average. Here’s one example from the December 1, 1910 Skidmore New Era (page one, of course): Big Time at Masquerade.The masquerade… Read moreBig Time at Rebekah Masquerade, 1910
From the April 10, 1919 Skidmore News, page 1: Let’s Not Give Up The Monroe Township Branch of the Red Cross has something like 300 pounds of yarn that is supposed to be knit into children’s stockings and sweaters. It… Read moreThe Neighborly Act of Knitting, 1919
We knew you’d want to know the rest of the story. Here it is, from the May 9, 1918 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: Red Cross Sale Big Success. The band played again Saturday afternoon, but it did not… Read moreRed Cross Sale Big Success, 1918
Results of Skidmore, Missouri’s fundraising sale for the Red Cross in 1918.
Skidmore, Missouri residents knew how to hold a fundraiser, even after a snowstorm. From the April 25, 1918 Skidmore News, page 1: Red Cross Sale Postponed. On account of a severe snow storm, the Red Cross sale which was to… Read moreEat Well, Aid the Red Cross, 1918
The ladies of the Skidmore, Missouri chapter of the Red Cross hold another fundraiser in 1918.
Skidmore, Missouri geared up for a major effort to support the Red Cross in 1918. The Skidmore News featured Red Cross news from home-town soldier Bert Garnett, who was stationed near Washington, DC.
Some powerful advertising from the American Red Cross during World War I in 1918 kicked off the fund drive for Monroe Township, Missouri.
The ladies of Skidmore’s Red Cross had faced hardship before. They had made sacrifices. They were committed. Still, sometimes a pep talk is needed, especially when you’ve been knitting for three years straight and you have another 300 pounds… Read moreLet’s Not Give Up
This month, we will be bringing you memories from the World War I era in Skidmore. We begin with the efforts of the Skidmore Red Cross ladies here on the home front. From the January 24, 1918 Skidmore News: Aunt… Read moreAunt Martha Knits a Helmet