Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Funny - 1933 Editorial

Oh, how times have changed (thankfully!). I found this little nugget in The Gazette, a publication of Monessen High School in Monessen, Pennsylvania. So in honor of Women's History Month and Pi Day (a little late), I thought I'd post this for some laughs. I wonder which high school student wrote this ... and wish that he could see what his female descendants are doing today!

An interesting side-note about how I found a few pages from this high school publication. I was searching in The Monessen Daily Independent on (you know how I love old newspapers) for any articles about my grandmother, Agnes Speck who graduated in 1933.
I found that there are a few issues between 1933 and 1935 that have the first page of The Gazette and then the remaining pages of the issue are from The Monessen Daily Independent. I'm not sure where the glitch, happened, but it I was able to find a mention of my grandmother in one of the issues!



"Editorial," The Gazette (Monessen High School, Monessen, PA), 22 March 1933, p. 1, col. 6; digital images, ( : accessed 20 March 2015) [indexed as The Monessen Daily Independent].


  1. This is actually Kim Kay and I want to send a message to Laura/Cubbage blog. When cleaning out my Dad's 123 year old home, I came across a silver metal pen knife inscribed Mrs. C.A. Cubbage and thought you might like to have it. It's fine to email me at my husband's gmail address. I don't know of any connection, but my family's home was in Oakmont. My maiden name was Kennedy, but my grandparents of a different surname lived in the house before we did, as well as several other people. I know some of the names, so perhaps it was a friend. Let me know if you would like it and I can send it along to you. Kim Kay

  2. Hi Kim - I would love the pen knife and to figure out how we are related. Can you email me at