I've been going through some old cookbooks. Some are basic ones written for brides setting up housekeeping, some are themed (bread, preserves, pies), and some are 'freebies' that came with new stoves or mixers.
My favorites are the booklets... Read more
I'm not real good at the whole self-help thing. I mean, I find all kinds of good ideas, read lots of inspiring stories, all of that, but my inability to apply these gleanings with any consistency seems to preclude my incorporating them into my l... Read more
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day..."
They're not playing carols here, though. They are ringing the changes, and will be for some time. It's a Christmas tradition here in the village.
Although this was recorded in Liverpool, it will ... Read more
This is one of those I-was-there stories. I was, but I escaped in the nick of time: my flight left Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, so I got out before the stuff really enveloped the place, either there or in Newark, which was the origin of the... Read more
Asking “Where were you when--?” is an age-revealer. “Where were you when ‘Challenger’ exploded?” “Where were you when you heard Elvis had died?” And this week, most of all, “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?”
Just as it is this year... Read more
Sing wi'me now: "Kale! glorious kale!Tas-ty and nonfattening--!..."
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I discovered (as if it was lost) kale l... Read more
An odd fact in my family history: I know precisely where my great-great-grandfather was one hundred years ago today.
On the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of July, 1913, the US government sponsored a "Civil War Veterans Reunion," on the grounds of Gett... Read more
Yes, I know. I got lost. Not in a bad way, y'unnerstan, but just kind of ...meandering. And I shall return with the remaining Dixie blogs. But for the nonce, I dropped by - briefly - to leave this for LJCANNON:
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"In eighteen-fourteen we took a little trip..."
Thanks to Johnny Horton - and the $20 bill - Andrew Jackson stays in the national consciousness. Beyond that, he was a less-than-stellar president, whose two terms (1829-1837) were marred by t... Read more