The AGA Has Fun at the Stockbridge Event in 2006

Mrs. Plum organized the students of the Ash Grove Academy for this trip.
Here they all are, waiting for guests at the hotel.

How embarrassing!! Can you spot the Hitty who wouldn't remove her swim goggles?


Everyone dressed in their best clothes.


Miss MacDonald helped keep order.


Some of the bigger girls took care of the smaller ones.


Oh, for heaven's sake--she's been in her Crow Costume since LAST Halloween!
This might set a new record for the stubbornness of those Raikes girls.


Some of the bitty boys snuck their Halloween hats along.


Where is the new Dutch Girl?


Mrs. Plum has a new hat for the occasion.


Quaker Hitty looks a bit frightened of the big Crow!


Everyone sits quietly while Mrs. Plum reads aloud.


Some of the Hittys are still in their Camp Week Uniforms.


Great-Aunt Teddie and China Charlie wouldn't have missed this for the world!


The Bavarian Twins are a bit stunned by all the noise!


Time for a game of 'Eye Spy".
Where is Mrs. Plum's new hat?


Shhhhh! Some of the Bittys have fallen asleep.


Mrs. Baker's Sweet Dreams Cookies were enjoyed by all.

And here is her recipe:

Mrs. Baker says this is an old recipe the Indians used.
Her mother has always used it for long car trips with the kids because it takes little sugar and keeps the kids calmer.

Sweet Dreams Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in 3/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon spices ( a mixture of cinnamon,cloves and ginger
6 cups flour

Blend shortening and sugar. Stir in egg and molasses. Add salt, baking soda and spices. Mix well.
Stir in 5 to 6 cups flour, making a stiff dough. Roll 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a rounded cookie cutter.
Bake at 375 degrees on an ungreased sheet until barely done. Remove from sheet. Cool. Eat!
You can frost these if you want but I never do.