October 15, 2021
In 1971, 50 years ago, the Floodwood school board voted to allow female teachers and staff to wear pantsuits for the first time. I think the other area schools also allowed women to wear slacks to school around this time. Now, I don’t think I see a female working at our schools in a dress or skirt more than once or twice a month. And yesterday, when I was shopping in Duluth, I saw only one woman wearing a dress and she was likely more than 80 years old. I also remember that the girls had to wear skirts or dresses to school in Cromwell until Bob Abrahamson’s daughter Kim was in seventh...
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