Day 5: 1895 Trinity Beginnings
Chill: 1895 in Riverton, PA
Create: Pressed Flowers and Paper Dolls
In large, heavy old Bibles you can sometimes find stains on the pages where their
owners had slipped flowers between the pages as a remembrance. The weight and
absorbency of the pages would press them flat and dry them out. Please try this instead
and save your Bible for reading!
Paper dolls existed in may culturs and were at first targeted at adults. Hand-printed paper
dolls from France in the 1700's showed the latest women's fashion. IN 1895, paper dolls were
sometimes used by department stores and popular magazines to sell clothes and other items,
such as soap and coffee. As printing methods became less expensive. they become a popular
aCt: Parlor Games
In 1895, many houses were built with a room, called a parlor, that was set aside for
entertaining guests. When visitors came, off you all went into the parlor to chat, sing,
read to each other, have a snack or play games like checkers, dominoes, chess, backgammon
or other parlor games.Give these parlor games a try!
Celebrate: Worship, Pray & Sing
Chew: Pickles and Butter
In 1895, some houses had ice-boxes that used blocks of ice to keep food cool for a few days,
but it was hard to keep food fresh for a long time. People would salt it, pickle it, can it or dry
it, and store it in cold cellars to make it last through the winter.
In 1895, a group of people were moved by the Holy Spirt to found a Lutheran congregation in what was to become Lemoyne, PA.