From Our Files (Nov. 23, 2022)
November 23, 2022
Nov. 23, 1972
Sweet Home Junior High opened a new elective class for boys only: home economics.
It’s a class the high school has offered for several years now.
The boys mainly learn cooking and sewing, which include a subset of skills: comparison shopping,
meal planning, food costs, various utensils, types of material, yardage, patterns and operation of sewing machines.
The boys mostly enjoy getting to eat what they cooked, and most think in the future they will use the cooking skills more than the sewing skills.
“At least, I hope that is the way it turns out,” one boy said.