Oh my, Valentine!

    Have you ever wondered about the origins of Valentine's Day? Where did our favorite romantic holiday find its many symbols--the pink and red, the cards, the sweets, and the hearts? Is it really, as some suggest, a holiday cooked up by greeting card companies?   Valentine's Day is an old holiday, with roots … Continue reading Oh my, Valentine!

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Wedding Receptions in the You-Tube Era

 Posted by N. M. Cedeño     What’s going on with wedding receptions these days? My husband and I were apparently married in a bygone era, the pre-YouTube era. Consequently, our bridesmaids and groomsmen did not choreograph dances, put on a ballet, or produce a Broadway musical during our reception for the entertainment of our guests. … Continue reading Wedding Receptions in the You-Tube Era

Old West Entertainers

Post by Doris McCraw I love entertainment; movies, plays, opera, and symphony along with so many other forms. One thing I always stop and read when I'm researching is the entertainment that those in the 1800s enjoyed. Since I've been in the 'stacks' lately researching an outlaw for an upcoming presentation and paper, I thought … Continue reading Old West Entertainers

Locations and Connections by Debra

  This Post by Debra Easterling A funny anecdote. In my opinion, the best book I’ve written to-date is Moshe’s War. I did not intend to write this book at first.  I was doing research on another book, which has still yet to be completed.  My research was in regard to a character that was … Continue reading Locations and Connections by Debra

Halloween 1870s Style

Post by Doris McCraw First, I'll get my new story/promotion out of the way. I have a story in the anthology "One Yuletide Knight" that is now up for pre-order and will be available as an ebook on November 2, 2017 with the print version available shortly after. You can purchase it at: One Yuletide Knight … Continue reading Halloween 1870s Style

Some Thoughts on History

Post by Doris McCraw I'm in the midst of writing a novel due to be released in January. I'm also writing a paper for the library districts history symposium. Additionally, I'm thinking of taking the nanowrimo challenge this November.  So you may wonder why I chose 'Some Thoughts on History' as the subject of this … Continue reading Some Thoughts on History

RESPECT

post (c) Doris McCraw If anyone has followed my timeline on Facebook, they would have seen the post about the theft at Colorado Springs Evergreen Cemetery. Someone came in and stole the metal fencing from around a small grave in the pioneer section. The headstone, which was leaning against the fencing is now lying on … Continue reading RESPECT

The Many Names of Helen Hunt Jackson

Post (c) Doris McCraw Helen Hunt Jackson is not a well-known name to many. This of course is partially due to the fact she died in 1885. Additionally, she had many names during her lifetime, one of which was not Helen Hunt Jackson. She was born Helen Maria Fiske in 1830. She carried this name … Continue reading The Many Names of Helen Hunt Jackson

It Happened On This Day

Post by Doris McCraw It's July 10, 2017 and do you know what happened on this day? I've always found these pieces of history fascinating. Maybe it's the researcher in me, or maybe it's just an insatiable desire to know.  Whatever the reason, I did a bit of searching and guess what I found? In … Continue reading It Happened On This Day

History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District's History Symposium.  The topic this year was "Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region".  You can view a portion of it on face book here: https://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict As I sat and listened, along with … Continue reading History’s Value