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Mojo Monday ~ Lizzie's Aging Husband

The story of my maternal great great grandfather’s sister Elizabeth Talmer Roberts Shepherd continues….   (The beginning of Lizzie’s story can be located here.)

Now at a time when things are going along quite well for the new community and life has become a bit easier for most of them, it is sad to report that things were not going that well for the Shepherd family.   1,224 more words

Mojo Monday

It's all in the family. Part 1

I’m never going to hide the fact that I am a history nerd. When I go I travel to new places, the first thing that I do is search the museum lists in the guide book and fold down the corner of the page for easy reference. 1,450 more words


30 reasons a company should hire a history major


I know I have been asked this a number of times by people in interviews why they should hire me given with a degree/masters in history and how it relates to the job. 32 more words

Social Issues And Discussions

Slovenia—Exploring Prekmurje and Finding Heritage

A few years ago I travelled to Slovenia to trace my family’s heritage. This search—to find more information about my family’s origins and to locate distant family members—took me to the province of Prekmurje in Northeastern Slovenia and the small towns of Sotina and Rogašovci, which are in the hilly Goričko region of Prekmurje, both of which are a stone’s throw from the Austrian border and a short drive from Hungary. 2,009 more words




In 1923, Conrad “Connie” Immerman, a Latvian immigrant bootlegger, transformed the club in the picture on the left, into one of the most popular clubs in New York, where early morning jam sessions carried out to the Tree of Hope that stood in front. 607 more words

African Americans

Mojo Monday ~ More of Lizzie's Family Stories

The story of Elizabeth Talmer Roberts Shepherd continues….   (The beginning of Lizzie’s story can be located here.)

One humorous story concerning the three little girls happened about this time.   1,313 more words

Mojo Monday

Learning to love vintage

While vintage clothing may have been low on my priority list, the idea of period costumes, and period culture always intrigued me. Years ago I participated in a letter-writing exchange where those that loved letter-writing could select by subject, other letter-writers who also enjoyed the same interests. 296 more words