Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A New Wardrobe for Sam

Today I'm blogging over at Stitches Thru Time! I hope you'll join me as we talk about Samuel Adams and his planned trip to Continental Congress without a suitable set of clothes.


One of the fun tidbits I learned while researching for the Dawn of Liberty series was in regards to a very special gift that Samuel Adams received from his constituents.

Sam was a politician, and that was his heart. He spend hours upon hours in political committees, writing letters and articles, and lobbying in whatever way possible. However, his fault was that he was not very good when it came to finances. Most of his work was without pay, and the job he did have paid very little.

Read the rest of the article at Stitches Thru Time!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sisters That Changed History: Rachel and Leah


We all remember the Bible story of Rachel and Leah, but have you ever thought about how this pair of sisters changed the course of history?

Leah and Rachel were raised in "the land of the people of the east" according to Genesis 29. The exact location this refers to is unknown, but it was in the country that was then known as Mesopotamia, which corresponds mostly with modern-day Iraq. The girls were the daughters of Rebekah's brother Laban, so they would have been first cousins to Jacob.
Dante's Leah & Rachel
Public Domain

As Jacob fled from the wrath of his brother Esau, he sought out his uncle Laban, but he found his lovely cousin Rachel first. She was keeping her father's sheep and came to the well where Jacob was resting.

Read the rest of the article at HHHistory.com!

http://www.hhhistory.com/2017/02/sisters-that-changed-history-rachel-leah.html

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Homemade Albino Candy Canes

Good morning, friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and you're looking forward to a blessed Christmas. One of my favorite Christmas treats is Candy Canes. The problem is, I have a sensitivity to Red 40, the red coloring used in almost every Christmasy candy, that makes my skin break out in a rash. I searched the world over, but I had a very hard time finding good candy canes without the Red 40. So I decided to be brave and try to make some homemade.

I'm sharing the recipe today on Stitches Thru Time! Click below to check it out.
http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2016/12/homemade-albino-candy-canes.html

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Star of Castle Rock - A Community Symbol of Hope

Today I'm blogging at HHHistory.com about one of the Christmas icons in my local area. 

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Most of my growing up years were spent in the vicinity of Castle Rock, Colorado. This is a quaint town along the I-25 corridor between Denver and Colorado Springs. The town is named after a large rock structure that is visible for some time before and after you drive through the town. To me, it never quite looked like a castle, but apparently to the early settlers, it did.

Around this time of year, one of the things that my siblings and I looked forward to the most was seeing the Christmas star shining from the top of Castle Rock. As we were driving, we'd always watch for it to come into sight. The star is quite an icon for the community, but until recently, I didn't know the interesting history behind it.
Click Here to read the full article.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Capturing Scenes in a Jar with Giveaway

Today I'm blogging over at Stitches Thru Time sharing one of my favorite holiday crafts. Check it out for a chance to win this Winter Wonderland Scene.


http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2016/11/capture-scene-in-jar-with-giveaway.html

I hope you all have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! 

God bless ya'll.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

3 Most Intense Presidential Elections in U.S. History

Today I'm blogging at the HHHistory blog with a giveaway! 

 
With the 2016 Presidential Election just around the corner, and with us Americans holding our breath to hear the outcome, I thought this would be a good time to walk the aisles of electoral history. Today we're exploring three of the most intense elections in American history.

1800 - The Mudslinging Election

Aaron Burr

At this early point in American history, political parties were just shaping up. The Electoral vote was a bit different then too. The candidate who claimed second place would end up as Vice President. Can you imagine if that were yet the case today? Well, 1800 was the election that changed that.

This one was a race between three men. Thomas Jefferson, his chosen V.P. Aaron Burr, and incumbent President John Adams. The contest waged between Jefferson and Adams, both of them slinging angry, nasty accusations at each other - and even their wives.
Click Here to read the full post at HHHistory.com. 


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Monday, September 12, 2016