Category Archives: History

December 7, 1941

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Where the Past and Present Come Together

This past weekend my wife and I traveled to Charleston, Illinois to spend the weekend with family. On Friday evening we drove to Mattoon, Illinois to pick up some others who were arriving by train from Chicago and we found … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Address: Redux

Note: If you have been a follower for a long time, you may remember that I run this post most years on November 19th. Here it is again, adjusted for the year; I think it is well worth thinking about … Continue reading

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#1: Remembering Martin Van Buren

I think every kid in America has found this post when doing a homework assignment, and surely, they all have one of these pictures in their report. Yes dear friends, this is the most viewed post in the history of … Continue reading

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#8: Happy Birthday Teddy Roosevelt!

This classic post is from October 27, 2011, It was one of the first posts on this blog, and with over 4,0000 views, it still pulls from search engines every week. Hilarious! Yes, today is the 153rd birthday of our … Continue reading

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Do You Remember?

I’m old enough to remember that people always used to talk about “where you were when JFK was shot.”  I was very young in 1963, 5 to be exact, so nobody ever asked me where I was.  I can tell … Continue reading

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Step into the past…

I thought this Saturday might be a good time for a change of pace and a step back in time.  I came across this house the other day while visiting Easton, Maryland for the first time.  Located in the East … Continue reading

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