Donald J Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

It is a pivotal day today as Donald J Trump will be sworn in as the 45 president of the United States. Trump will start his first day at the white house with the lowest approval rating in many decades. 579 more words


The Electrifying Fall Of Rainbow City (Review)

The early world expositions are fascinating studies by themselves. The expos exemplified the dreams and ideals of high-minded, progressive people of their times.  Some of the fairs became parts of history that were completely unanticipated by their organizers.  465 more words

Cultural Highlights

Road Trip: Steele Creek Church - Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Steele Creek Church: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Road Trip: October 15, 2016

Steele Creek Church is one of the first seven churches established in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina by the Scotch-Irish settlers and where my McKinley ancestors worshipped and buried. 1,534 more words

Daily Writings And Funnies...

The assassination of William McKinley

Leon Czolgosz had a surname that was a bit of a mouthful. As a child, it is likely to have taken him some time to get the tongue around. 1,190 more words

Stories from the family Vault

Families often have stories that are not shared with younger members, one such story concerned my grandfather.    

My grandfather Hamilton Redfield Norvell was born in Detroit in 1863, when his father died in 1881 leaving the family with a mountain of debts, Hamilton and his mother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell moved to Buffalo. 449 more words

American History