Flagpole sitting, flappers, frivolity marked life in ‘20s

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What did people do for fun 100 years ago? I researched 1920s entertainment for a program I gave recently to my DAR chapter.  The John Hoyle chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is marking its 100th anniversary this year. Our main celebration is planned at the Hickory History Center. There will be 1920s décor, food and tours of Harper House, …

Things are getting crazy out there

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It’s a crazy world we live in. If you’ve followed the news, you know that our neighbors to the north have been in turmoil over a trucker protest. The Freedom Convoy was protesting federal COVID 19 vaccine mandates, were all about individual choice, they said. Some 90 percent of the truckers are reportedly vaccinated. It’s the mandates that have them …

Valentines to last a lifetime, and then some

tamrawilson Cleaning house, Keepsakes, Old stuff, Valentine

My new year’s resolution is to sort through every drawer, closet and cabinet this year. So far I’ve rifled through roughly 1/3 of the house. This past Saturday, I came across a box labeled “Mom & Dad’s Old Stuff.” Inside, as I expected, were their vintage childhood things—a toy iron, child’s safe with a lithographed image of a ship, a …

2022 couldn’t get here soon enough

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Thank heavens it’s 2022 already. These past 12 months have been doozies. Things started to go south for me last spring when an intestinal flareup progressed to a solid round of antibiotics. This wasn’t my first colonoscopy rodeo, as they say. Fasting and a liquid diet is one thing, but the gallon jug of lemon-flavored “prep” is the clincher, especially …

Thank Gift Books for our commercial Christmas

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If you’re basking in afterglow of Christmas with a new read in hand, you’re part of a long-held tradition. Gift books spurred the “commercialization” of gift-giving at Christmas 200 years ago. I ran across this intriguing fact in a recent blog on “Literary Hub.” The title of the article caught my attention: “How the book business invented modern gift-giving.” The …