Projects, Uncategorized

Covid-19 Journal Project

I hope that all of my readers and followers have been staying safe and healthy during this wild chapter of world history. My family and I have been taking the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe these past three months--social distancing, masks, and practicing good hygiene It's been a tough and strenuous quarantine, but we… Continue reading Covid-19 Journal Project

family history, Uncategorized

A Letter to Ella Frederick

  I've posted letters written to my Grand-Aunt Lorraine. I have one letter in that stack that was written to her mother, my great-grandmother, Ella (Zillmer) Frederick. Ella was suffering from an illness for at least a year or so. This letter was written to her by a niece up in Tomah, Wisconsin. At the… Continue reading A Letter to Ella Frederick

family history, History, Uncategorized

New-ish Family Photos

With all of the craziness going on in the world, I am taking some time to do some family history work. I scanned some Frederick family photos given to me a few years ago by my 1st cousin 1x removed. I am also still working on transcribing letters written to my Great Aunt Lorraine as… Continue reading New-ish Family Photos

Allis-Chalmers, Tractors

AC Proving Grounds Tow Tractor

I bet many of you have one of those, “ahhhh I wish I hadn’t missed out on that,”      moments. That’s exactly how I feel about not getting the chance to see this tow tractor that Allis-Chalmers had at the proving grounds. These units were towed, several at a time, behind behind tractors to… Continue reading AC Proving Grounds Tow Tractor

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-April 1935

Cataract, Wis.April 1935 Dear cousin Lorraine, Thought I would sit down and write a few lines to you. We herd from you. But we been so busy we forgot to write to you. I have been busy with my school work all the time that I didn't have time. So tonight I thought I would… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-April 1935

Breweries, History, roaring twenties

The Day The Party Ended

Schlitz beer crates being broken apart for kindling after Prohibition goes into effect.From Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc. An extended time ago in a land far, far away where beer, wine, and hard liquor were dumped down the drain and everyone had to go dry. Sound like a made up story?! Well, believe or not… Continue reading The Day The Party Ended

Book Review, History

New Erik Larson Book!!

OMG! OMG! OMG! One of my favorite authors just published another book! If you are not familiar with Erik Larson you need to login to your Amazon account and buy his books now....or you could just visit your local library and check them out.I really enjoy his writing style. His books have a way of… Continue reading New Erik Larson Book!!