Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble Minded Youth

I'm on Petticoats & Pistols today
School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Children, South Boston (moved to Waltham in 1887) – Massachusetts State Reform School, Westbrorough (later “Lyman School for Boys”)

Okay, why can’t I quit laughing about this having it’s name changed to School for Boys?
It’s my own male bashing reflex no doubt.
When we’re doing research we just stumble on the weirdest things.


Linda Fulkerson said...

I just wanted to pop over and tell you how sweet you were to help Darlene Franklin get her blog started following her family's tragedy. She shared her story on my blog ( today and mentioned your kind support. Hugs, Linda

Pepper Basham said...

LOL...oh, love it, Mary. Now you have me laughing.


Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such stories. I like to read articles like that. Just add some pics :)