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 Seasons

Chapter 7 – Seasons of Change Nettie and Bertha were overwhelmed on the first day of class when eighty-seven children showed up to the classroom. It quickly became apparent they needed to depend on some of the older children for assistance. It would be proper training for their adult lives to take charge of the […]