Spinsters Are Us

As I was growing up, I was taught that girls who did not marry were considered to be spinsters or, as they are better known, old maids. My grandmother had two spinster sisters. I didn’t think less of them for not being married. Also, I do not recall anyone else ever having any derogatory things … More Spinsters Are Us

Lest We Forget

The term ‘Lest we forget’ was a repetitive phrase used in the the 1897 Rudyard Kipling poem, Recessional. It was then later used by the British Commonwealth during Remembrance Day services following World War I. After World War II, it was rejuvenated by the United States regarding the bombing of the U.S. military base on … More Lest We Forget

Everyone’s Doing It

More than nine years ago, self-proclaimed germaphobe, Howie Mandel went public with his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and sent celebrity-watching societies into a fist bumping frenzy. The fist bump dates back to the 1800s boxing arena. At the beginning of a boxing match, the two contenders would meet in the center of the ring and … More Everyone’s Doing It

Erasing History

I have loved old things and history since I was a young girl being raised by my maternal grandparents. No one had to explain things to me or tell me why history should be appreciated, I just did. I would spend hours sitting on the floor looking through the saved issues of my grandparents’ subscription … More Erasing History