When Luci and Sophie went to the museum they picked up some literature about the olden days. Last night we read about working in the coal mines so today Luci got the idea that we should play miners. We divided up the jobs and here are Luci and I. We are "breaker boys" (or rather girls!) and that means we have to separate the coal from rocks.
We work hard, but sometimes we goof off and start talking:
And Mia, who is our boss, comes in. YIKES!
We get right back to work!
Sophie is the mule driver. She directs the mules that pull the coal cars:
These are our "mules" teehee...
Eva is the wealthy lady that owns the mine:
She is kind and surprises us by bringing...PIZZA!
Actually, it was lunch time, so we stopped playing and had pizza after posing for a final photo.
Here's an important fact: In 1938 President Roosevelt signed the "Fair Labor Standards Act" and most child labor stopped, particularly in the mines.