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

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Barbarous Hun: The Sinking of the Lusitania and the Rise of Propaganda | History News Network

The old saying is that history is written by the victors. The story of the Lusitania is tragic. 1,193 people lost their lives after a German U-boat torpedoed the ocean liner off the coast of Ireland in May 1915. Out of the total lives lost, 128 Americans perished when the Lusitania went down. While this event didn't directly… Continue reading Barbarous Hun: The Sinking of the Lusitania and the Rise of Propaganda | History News Network

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