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heavens to Betsy

This mild exclamation of surprise is an old expression, one I haven’t heard years.

The earliest use of it found in print is from the US journal Ballou’s dollar monthly magazine, January 1857. 273 more words

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Little Things Can Change the World

We return to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a very important stop! On the last stage of our virtual tour we remembered the pivotal battle at Trenton, New Jersey. 1,075 more words


"Sleepy Hollow": My Opinions on Betsy Ross

Disclaimer (which I’m only putting here since this is a fraught time in the Sleepy Hollow community): If you’ve got something to say in response to this article,  1,100 more words


The Poker Game of 1776

Song for this post. Kinky Friedman: Sold American

July 3, 1776. A tavern across the street from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John Adams couldn’t bluff at poker if his life depended on it. 1,158 more words


A Pin Cushion, A Betsy Ross Book & Good News for Anglophiles

Hello again dear reader. I’m still here, I just haven’t been making things lately. But as it’s still the 4th of July I thought I’d share this little hand sewn pin cushion from May. 325 more words

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Party Like It's 1776

Happy Independence Day!  And what better place to spend it than at the birthplace of the original Stars and Stripes: Betsy Ross’ House in Philadelphia, PA.   138 more words