Mother’s Day

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Did you know… Mother’s day was started to promote peace at the end of the Civil War?Ann Reeves Jarvis, a mom, arranged mother’s friendship day in West Virginia in the 1860s, with the surprisingly serious purpose of quieting animosity between … Continued

17th Century Justice

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Justice was different in the 17th century – this would sure cut down on crime rate and prison crowding – from “The Blue Laws of Connecticut” p. 74 published 1656: (17th Century spelling preserved  BURGLARY AND THEFT.Forasmuch as many persons … Continued

The man with two birthdays

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Benjamin Franklin, signer of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin is known even to most schoolchildren in the United States. His birthday is given as both January 6, and January 17, 1706, due to the fact that Britain switched from … Continued