The school house in the photo is not a photo of Cabbage Neck (we don’t have a photo of that).Here is the description of the school house that is pictured:
Raspberry School House
Old World Wisconsin
Named for Raspberry Bay in Lake Superior, this one-room schoolhouse was built in 1896 by three Scandinavian families in Bayfield County’s remote northern tip. Determined to see local children educated, these immigrant families pooled their resources to build and manage the school. Now restored to its 1906 appearance, Raspberry School symbolizes the importance Norwegian immigrants typically placed on education.
This photo also appears on a Wikipedia page.
It was the kitten story that tipped it for me. Who the hell does stuff like that?
Anyway, thank you for sharing about your mother’s experience. It is hard to fathom such a large family, but my understanding is that in those days large families were common.
I know, right…Thank you for the read!
I agree with you, I think it would be a great topic!
Crane-Station commented on the blog post Saturday Art and Architecture: Big Bend Chimney Rocks Petroglyphs
We were looking forward to this very much. Thank you!
That is a lovely photo, thank you! I always loved school, and was anxious to start- I sort of resented that I skipped kindergarten because I felt a bit cheated. I did attend the first two grades in Missouri, and remember the teacher threatening the class with a paddling on occasion, but that was never carried out.
As an aside, a bill has been introduced in Texas that says teachers can use deadly force on students. At first blush it appears that Texas teachers, like all Texas citizens, can use deadly force- in defense of self or others, if some sort of attack might result in great injury or death. But then, there is some disturbing language in the bill that says teachers can also use deadly force to protect school property:
Sec. 38A.003. EDUCATOR’S DEFENSE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY. (a)
An educator is justified in using force or deadly force on school
property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event in defense
of property of the school that employs the educator if, under the
circumstances as the educator reasonably believes them to be, the
educator would be justified under Section 9.43, Penal Code, in
using force or deadly force, as applicable, in defense of property
of the school that employs the educator.
(b) It is a defense to prosecution for an offense committed
by an educator only in the course of defending property of the
school that employs the educator that the conduct is justified in
the manner described by Subsection (a).
You are welcome, and thank you for reading, much appreciated. Our hope is that first hand accounts can help preserve a record of the past.
This reminds me of the Christopher Lopez case, only in this one- it looks like some sort of unspeakable sadistic sexual assault occurred along with the rest of the torture.
Unfortunately they always get away with torture murders in the jails. And in the case of Corizon, my understanding is, if any Corizon co-worker blows the whistle, they will be fired.
Corizon is in the business of torture and murder and ‘business is good.’ But it isn’t just them. County jails, which are serving as prisons are notorious for:
-denying recreation and leaving inmates warehoused in overcrowded cells for days, weeks or months
-falsifying paperwork to make it look like inmates did receive recreation
-denying needed medications
-denying medical care or having unlicensed staff oversee medical care, including mental health care
-killing the occasional pregnant woman, or nearly killing pregnant women
October 7, 2014
Since 1988, the federal government has taken to trial a total of 200 federal death penalty cases involving 293 defendants in 229 trials. These 293 defendants were culled from a larger pool of 495 against whom the Attorney General had authorized the government to seek the death penalty. Excluding 12 defendants who are awaiting or currently on trial on capital charges, 231 of the remaining 483 defendants avoided trial by negotiated plea, when the government dropped its request for the death penalty without a plea agreement, dismissed charges entirely or the judge barred the death penalty. Fourteen were found not guilty of the capital charge. Two others were declared innocent by the government. Charges were dismissed against a third when grave questions were raised about his guilt. There have been three executions. One death row inmate was granted clemency. In cases where juries actually reached the point of choosing between life and death, they imposed 153 (66%) life sentences and 79 (34%) death sentences. Of these 79 sentences of death, 3 defendants received a death sentence twice. Three additional defendants received death verdicts, but new trials were granted and life sentences resulted – one by jury, another by plea, and third by judge.
Some of the thoughtful and interesting answers given summarized in this article:
Here’s How Possible Boston Bombing Jurors Feel About The Death Penalty
Asked twice if he could impose the death penalty, he said, “I’m committed against it.”
“There is no way in modern America today that I’m going to vote for the death penalty. I will not.”
“This whole process made me more religious. I just can’t agree with the death penalty.”
“I just think killing another man is wrong. And I would be one of the members doing it. I just can’t kill another person.”
“I would rather do the life imprisonment. I’m against the death penalty. It would have to be as personal as my child. I could not pass on the death penalty.”
“I would leave myself open to persuasion, but I would be disinclined.”
He said the death penalty is “cruel and unusual.”
“Here’s the thing. This was a horrendous crime — hundreds, thousands affected. The magnitude was significant. At the same time, I do have reservations about the death penalty as a policy.”
“The age of the defendant has some weight in my mind. The defendant was 19 when the crime was committed. I look at that as a mitigating circumstance.”
“I would have a difficult time [voting for the death penalty]. Let’s put it this way: It would go against my judgment that the death penalty is a good idea for society. My personal belief is that the death penalty serves no constructive purpose.”
On could he vote for the death penalty, “If there were societal risks, I would say…possibly? It would have to be pretty compelling.”
“I think it’s something I would struggle with. I’m not sure I have the personal constitution to participate in someone’s death.”
Asked if she could conceive a situation “so disturbing or morally repugnant” enough to impose the death penalty, she said, “Pretty sure. No.”
“I don’t object to the death penalty itself. But I could never decide somebody’s fate like that.”
“I don’t feel that it’s up to me to make that decision to take somebody’s life.”
“It is not a logical punishment for any crime. It costs the state more. It carries the burden of being irreversible if the person is found not guilty afterwards. It’s proved not to be a deterrent.”
When asked if he could conscientiously vote to impose death: “I think it would be difficult for me, but honestly I think I could.”
“I’m completely opposed to it.”
Asked if she could conceive of any case that would be so shocking that it would change your mind, she said, “No.”
“Theoretically, I believe in the death penalty. It becomes very different when you’re looking at you making the decision.”
“I think more often than not I am opposed to the death penalty … I’d have more difficulty voting for it, but I believe I could do it.”
“I don’t believe in an eye for eye justice.”
“Government shouldn’t impose the ultimate penalty.”
“When someone does a heinous crime, you don’t do the same thing back.”
“Upon reflection, I strongly oppose the death penalty. I think my answer would be he should not receive the death penalty.”
“I have no view either way. I am really in the middle. I would have to hear everything and make an educated decision.”
“I was surprised that the death penalty was on the table.”
Happy Birthday msmolly!!
Hello everyone, thank you so much for reading and commenting today. Just to summarize a bit, from the link above:
The agrarian myth is the belief that the most desirable form of community is found in rural, specifically agrarian, village life. In the agrarian village, fundamental Western values such as a strong work ethic, independence, and integrity are supposedly fostered and passed from one generation to the next. Consequently, declines in the value of agrarian life and agrarian villages are seen as signals of an even larger decline of society itself. For those who believe in the agrarian myth, community type and morality become inseparably connected in the rural agricultural village. All other contemporary manifestations of community are incomplete or counterfeit.
The agrarian myth is primarily a Western phenomenon. Historian Richard Hofstadter argues that the myth becomes prominent when it becomes less and less of a reality. Consequently the myth is most advanced in the more technologically developed and urbanized countries, and cases outside of the West are limited.
I think that this myth has evolved and taken other forms as well, but I still see many signs of the agrarian myth in how food and goods are sold today.
Crane-Station commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: O’Toole: I’ll Make You A Believer by pbszebra.
The whole concept of death-qualifying anything, let alone a jury, is pretty sickening…and I mean, how is that exactly a jury of one’s peers? The whole death penalty is wrong on so many levels, as I see it. I guess I don’t have to worry about sitting on a jury like that.
Crane-Station commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: O’Toole: I’ll Make You A Believer by pbszebra.
Three more jurors “changed” their opinion about being able to impose the death penalty during their interview. They were possibly so undecided as to what they should do that they finally agreed, they could do it. Would the court really seat jurors that might vote for the death penalty, depending on which day it is? These [...]
I had no idea eye drops were that expensive. Wow. Good luck on your surgery next week!
Boxturtle, I am sorry to hear that. Want you to know, I am not able to be here in the day anymore (most days), but I always catch up on OEs, and continue to look forward to Monday Science! Thank you.
I thought it was pretty notable how many of the prospective jurors revealed that they are either against the death penalty, or that they would be unable to sentence someone to death. When I was reading through the – I guess it was a transcript or else a twitter feed from one of the two reporters that were allowed it- those responses stood out. It’s unusual to see that many people taking that view.
I am also conflicted. I am a bigger soccer fan, but have always loved to watch football. There are too many head injuries, and there’s a cumulative effect from the collisions. I think they are trying to reduce the helmet-to-helmet contacts by changing the way to tackle, but it is still a dangerous sport.
We are big-time Seahawks fans. Yesterday I called my son, who was visiting my family in Seattle- it was his birthday- and they had had a storm, and the power was knocked out. They were listening on some kind of a radio, and I was calling to give them the blow-by-blow!
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