Archive for History

  • Religious Observances  in the Month of March Religious Observances in the Month of March

    By Eloise Graham The Ides of March is March 15, and best known as the date Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in 44 BCE. He was at a meeting of the Senate. As many as 60 conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius were involved. Caesar was warned of the doom by a soothsayer. The famous line, “Beware o...

  • What Was Happening in February 1921? What Was Happening in February 1921?

    By Eloise Graham Movies of the day were silent films. The “talkie” had not yet debuted. The silent movie “The Kid” written, produced, directed and staring Charlie Chaplin opened in February of 1921. Jackie Coogan and Lita Grey also starred. The Shuberts built the Ambassador Theatre in ...

  • 2020 –  A Year Like No Other 2020 – A Year Like No Other

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling It has been nine months since the term ‘Pandemic’ became a household word. On January 9, 2020, the World Health Organization( WHO) announced a mysterious Coronavirus-related Pneumonia in Wuhan, China. On January 20, three additional cases of the virus showed up in ...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones 2020 Goodbye, farewell, auf Wiedersehen and… As my friends down south are fond of saying... “Mr. 2020, don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you.” Looking back at 2020 is like watching your in-law's house disappear in the rear-view mirror and imagining you h...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Let There Be Light It is now December. In the Northern Hemisphere the dark nights are longer, and the daylight hours shorter. December is a dark month. However throughout history, we humans have always looked for and found the light. Take the winter solstice, for instance. Cele...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Impersonator, Imposter, Fake The world is full of them, people pretending to be something they are not. Except for a few whacky folks who really believe the streets are filled with sawed-off Vampires, a bantam Batman (or ten), and height-handicapped hobgoblins, we celebrate the fak...

  • National Gobble Day Has Local Ties National Gobble Day Has Local Ties

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling During the last week of November a time-honored tradition once again marked the unofficial beginning of our 2020 holiday season. I am referring to the ‘Official Pardoning of the ‘White House Turkey’ at which time two fine-looking and well behaved “Toms” are pr...

  • A Legacy That Lives On A Legacy That Lives On

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit.”.............Henry Hopkins “Some would say it’s a dismal time in American History; lives are upended, unemployment is high, and it’s pretty har...