In the Spring of 1940 Far Guys Mom was teaching school. She was married in the Fall of 1940..and I am not sure how much longer she taught school before they moved to Omaha.
I can document where she was because of this old newspaper article.
The school had four rooms and Far Guys Mom taught 36 students of the first and second grade that year in one of those rooms. This was their Arbor Day Celebration. The young lad holding the tree in place is a neighbor. When I found this old newspaper clipping I sent him a copy. (He was thrilled) I also knew the boy holding the bucket, of course he was much older when I met him..he is now deceased. I wish the article named the rest of the children pictured..but sadly it does not.
Now why am I showing you this photo..these are the two ladies who taught at the Linnell School together back in 1940 pictured in the newspaper clipping. Mabel Olson on the left and Far Guys Mom at the end of the table. Pictured also is Far Guys Uncle Willard and cousins Tom and Tim. I won’t even guess whose funeral lunch it is or whose 50th Wedding Anniversary it was..Tim would remember and he would also remember the year and probably what they served for lunch. Some people have the gift of remembering some occasions better than others. Mable looks like she is giving Tim the old schoolmarm “what for”..and she might have been..she was his Aunt. Sometimes family history gets complicated..but Mabel's brother married Far Guys Moms sister. So both of the ladies pictured are the young men's aunts:)