1900s · Catholic Church · Nebraska · Orphans · States · United States

December 12, 1917 – Father Flanagan Starts What will Become Boys Town

Being an adult in today’s world is rough. Being a parent is just that much harder. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual –Heck life didn’t come with one either– and we as parents do our best to teach our children. Every parent’s dream is for their child to have a better life than they… Continue reading December 12, 1917 – Father Flanagan Starts What will Become Boys Town

1900s · Christmas · Postal Service · Tuberculosis

December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

In the early 1900’s tuberculosis was the number one killer in the United States. Doctors were beginning to make progress with survivability in various sanatoriums around the country. Sanatorium: a medical facility for long-term care. In December 1907, a small sanatorium near Wilmington, Deleware was having financial troubles. The Brandywine Sanatorium was $300 short of… Continue reading December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

1900s · New York · Newspapers · Strike · Words

December 8, 1962–NY Newspapers Shattered by Strikes

Last week, I passed a quaint little print shop in a town in Washington. I longed to go inside and just see what they were! I have had a life-long fascination with words. And that includes the look of words, as well as their meanings. In fact, some of my favorite words are the ones that look… Continue reading December 8, 1962–NY Newspapers Shattered by Strikes