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Putting Those Grade-School Show & Tell Skills to Good Use!

In first grade I found my calling: Show and Tell. It was my best subject. And while my career goals morphed over the years from spy to teacher to curator to historian to writer, my fondness for Show and Tell never wavered. 440 more words

Roaring Twenties

Sequence of Events: Chapter Nine (fourth)

A side door, one that must lead to a stairwell, or an exit onto the grounds, came open suddenly, pulled with vigor.  That the house was so configured, Freda surmised by observing the gust of air which swelled the two flags.   1,264 more words


Girls, girls, girls

Eight early Girl Scouts pause for lunch in front of a Model T Ford.

The Model T was available between 1908-1927 in relatively the same shape and fashion though the entire run. 316 more words


Sequence of Events: Chapter Nine (third)

The Eastland Women’s Home—not a residence, but an institute of gentle incarceration for female alcoholics—resembled its neighbor on Front Street.  It was a mansion, of dull, brown brick, substantially a square; the nineteenth century architect had attached towers at two corners, and decorated its face with a wraparound porch, trimmed in budget-conscious fretwork.   790 more words