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History Explored

This staged historical picture kind of annoys me.  You would think she lead an idyllic life of leisure.  The photographer should have had her spinning on the big wheel at least.   12 more words


Elaborate Headstone

Headsone for Abraham Fitts in the Highland Cemetery Ipswich Massachusetts.  Abraham died age 59 in 1714


Bring Back the Dunce Cap

I think the time is right to bring back the tradition of wearing the dunce cap.  John Duns Scotus ( yes, exactly like SCOTUS) created the dunce cap as an educational tool. 170 more words


Ancestors Who Served In The Revolutionary War

As I research my genealogy I am finding that most of the men served in the military.  In early days this meant serving in the local militia.   22 more words


Divine Ancestors

While it’s part of Norse myth that the gods and giants are enemies, it seems that the giantesses were a different story. Odin clearly never met one he didn’t like, and he was far from being the only one to have a fling with one. 1,583 more words


Immigrant Ship

One of the Immigrant ships sailing between England and America