Archive for History

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Allow me to introduce you to Derecho Diablo Your pal QC is a bit of a weather aficionado. I can trace this phenomenon back to a couple of life-changing experiences. First, I rode out 1959’s Texas Gulf Coast Hurricane Debra as a youngster. For reasons only known to the Lord abov...

  • The Songs of September The Songs of September

    By Eloise Graham “See You in September” was written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards in June of 1959. About 11:00 a.m. on a Friday in June, Sid asked Sherman, “What do you want to write today, a hit or a standard?” Sherman replied, “I’d like to write a song called See You in Septem...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    A few Augusts to Remember By Q.C. Jones For the record, I have mixed feelings about the whole August thing. Some say it’s the best month of summer. A few schedule family vacations for August; they want the turbulent weather of June and July behind them. Gardeners look forward to the bountiful ...

  • August... named for Caesar Augustus August… named for Caesar Augustus

    By Eloise Graham Caesar Augustus or Augustus Caesar, they are interchangeable, was born Gaius Octavius Thurinius on September 23 in the year 63 BCE. He went by the name Octavian. He was adopted by his great-uncle Julius Caesar in the year 44 BCE. At that time he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar....

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham City Nicknames can make history difficult to understand I was in a Bible study group and found myself getting more and more frustrated at keeping towns and people straight. Take “The City of David.” Bethlehem is often referred to as The City of David. But there is also a secti...

  • Ragged Old Flag Ragged Old Flag

    A Song Written by Johnny Cash (you can hear him sing it on YouTube) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I walked through a county courthouse square. On a park bench an old man was sitting there. I said, “Your old Court House is kinda run down.” He said,...

  • Historical Facts of 1820 and 1920

    By Eloise Graham Indiana University Bloomington is founded as the Indiana State Seminary in January, 1820. It was later renamed Indiana College in 1846 March 15, 1820 Maine is admitted as the 23rd state of the union In June, delegates in St. Louis, Missouri Territory approved a proposed state con...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston The following is a reprint from our March 2011 edition. Max is relaxing and taking a well deserved break. Please enjoy the poetry of Mary Tryon, a good friend of Max. Mary Tryon, a New York poet, submitted to a Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest some years back, but did not win. As...