Today in My History

2000:  People Watching
2001:  Call of the Wild Huckle
2002:  15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest
2003:  Pedestrians
2004:  A Fable
2005:  No Good News Tonight
Trouble in River City
2007: Four Whole Hours
2008: Petri Dish
2009:  Me-ology
Quiet Ride
Bible Stories and Whoopie Cushions
2012: Well, THAT was Interesting
2013: Sunday Stealing

2014: Fussin'. Feudin', Fighting
2015: Red Letter Day
2016: 60 Years
2017: The Last Supper
2019: A Kaiser Day
Back to Normal
2021: Founding Volunteer

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 7/21
"Stay Close"
Harlan Coben
(book #34 in 2022)

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018
Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
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Cast (updated 7/21)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person?

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11 August 2022

One of the things that makes me happy is just scrolling through the internet to see what sort of weird things I can find.

I hate the sites that promise to show you something spectacular, but it's on page 40 of 50 pages and you keep hitting "next" hoping to get to what you were interested in, bypassing all sorts of things you aren't in the least interested in.

I have stopped looking at those sites.  The first "Next" I see is when I shut it down, but I ran across this site yesterday and it was fascinating.  I found it on Pinterest, and, I'm not sure who these people are, but I think the top one is Lizzie Borden.

But going through all of the photos, it was amazing some of them...I didn't realize there were such good cameras back then.  For example, this is a picture of our 6th president, John Quincy Adams, who was born in 1767 and elected president in 1825.

And speaking of Johns, how about Johnny Appleseed...

Did you ever wonder what Vincent Van Gogh looked like as a young man (with both ears)?

How about Dickens?  Want to know what he looked like?  He was born in 1812

There are women too, of course.  Here is Calamity Jane (she doesn't look much like Doris Day!)

and Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is sometimes credited with starting the Civil War

I could go on and on and on.  It was such a fun site to browse through. Definitely made me happy!


Harriet Tubman

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