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!!

History, World War I

Throwing Shade During WWI: The “Slacker” Part I

Had you been around during World War I you would have lived through some things that would have made you say, "Uhhh, is this America?!" Yeah, things got that ugly. Freedoms were suspended, food was rationed, and your neighbor could get you arrested for saying gesundheit after a sneeze. There are a few of those… Continue reading Throwing Shade During WWI: The “Slacker” Part I

History, Quick History, roaring twenties

11 Things Women Couldn’t Do In The 1920s | Mental Floss

As we approach the 20s--2020s that is--it's fun to look back a century ago to see how we have progressed/digressed or how similar/disimilar our times are. I am sure the 2020s will be as history making as the 1920s. Just so we avoid repeating the whole Prohibition nonsense or having the economy tank again. Sometimes… Continue reading 11 Things Women Couldn’t Do In The 1920s | Mental Floss

History, trains

Little Man, Da & Papa Meet the Big Boy

Summer of 2019 was one of the busiest years for our family! Of course you saw in my previous post that we had the big remodel project going on at our house. I changed jobs in May. I no longer work for Winnebago County which means no more cool Courthouse pictures--sorry. And then Molly changed… Continue reading Little Man, Da & Papa Meet the Big Boy

Home History, Uncategorized

If These Walls Could Talk…

What history would our walls share? That is what I was thinking as we started our home remodeling project in May. Molly and I decided it was time to do something with our downstairs bathroom and our back room that we referred to as the "catch-all" room of our house. The bathroom was in need… Continue reading If These Walls Could Talk…