One of the goals of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is to take Texas and its history into the classrooms of Shelby County.
Judy Lee shared the story of the Texas bluebonnet at the Shelbyville Elementary School last week. After reading the story, she gave packets of bluebonnet seed, the official state flower of Texas, to the students to start their own carpet of blue.
Fay Eddins, Barbara McClellan, Maggie Casto and Gene Casto took a “travellin’ trunk” to F. L. Moffett Primary School in Center to show how our ancestors lived. The trunk contains cooking utensils, food, toys and games, household, sewing and laundry supplies and even a couple of pocket sized music instruments, a harmonica and a tinwhistle. The ladies, in costume, told of the “olden days” of our ancestors and how much different life was before Wal-marts and McDonalds and television and cars. Before leaving Mr. Casto talked about black powder rifles and powder horns and possible bags and Bowie knives. He then finished the program with a couple of tunes on the tinwhistle.