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…

family history

Letters to Lorraine-April 3, 1935

Cataract, WisconsinApril 3rd 1935 Dear Lorraine:- Guess I had better finish this letter started almost a week ago. Ellis came and we went away so I didn't write that nite. We got his shirt O.K. I got your letter Tues. & Wed. the shirt came. The postage amounted to seven cents. We started house cleaning… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-April 3, 1935

family history

Letters to Lorraine-April 4,1935

Black River Falls, WisconsinApril 4, 1935 Dear Lorraine, Must take time and write a few lines. How is the world using you any way? It is fair to me. Good as can expected. The folks are all fine at home to was Sunday any way. I surpose the men folks are busy on the field.… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-April 4,1935

family history

Letters to Lorraine-March 13,1935

Juneau, Wis.March 13, 1935Wednesday Eve Dear Cousin, Well how is every body coming around their I hope fine & dandy. I'm O.K. other wise too. Only a little bit tired yet from last nite. Ray and I were to Doty (?) Park to a penny bingo. I played every game from the beginning till the… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-March 13,1935

family history

Birthday Cards to Lorraine – February 15, 1935

I will write you & your brother each a long letter soon. But I just came from the show Mrs. Cumnork (?) took me. Last night the Boy Friend & I were to a dance so you will have to excuse this writing be cause I am half a sleep. Wishing you a very happy… Continue reading Birthday Cards to Lorraine – February 15, 1935

family history

Letters to Lorraine- February 4, 1935

113 North Tenth StreetWatertown, WisconsinFebruary 4, 1935 Dear Lorriane, Must write to you once as I am not very busy tonight, because I got to study periods tomorrow. I was quite busy the last few weeks, because we had our semester exams. I got through in all of them so why should I worry? How… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine- February 4, 1935