The Christmas Prayer – New Life

Chapter 9 – New Life as Husband & Wife Life in Menomonie was anything but easy in 1884. The logging industry of Maine had moved toward the Midwest by the 1880s. Between 1855 and 1884 the industry had increased by over 1,000 percent between the Chippewa Valley forests and the woods of Dunn County. Millions of […]

The Christmas Prayer – Nettie’s Wedding

Chapter 8 – Nettie’s Wedding Nettie sat alone in the residence section of the school. Today was her wedding day, and she was nervous about whether everything would go smoothly. Today was her wedding day, and she was nervous about whether the ceremony would go smoothly. Bertha and Raymond worked so hard to make certain everything would be […]

The Christmas Prayer – New School

Chapter 5 – School Preparations Nettie wasn’t sure what she’d expected when she met Mrs. Willoughby Denton, the head of the parenting committee for the school. Mrs. Denton and the other two mothers were rather dull in dress compared to the fashionable women of St. Paul. She had to remind herself this was still considered a […]