Army · Belgium · Christmas · Germany · Military · Second World War · United States

December 22, 1944 – The Day the American General said “Nuts” to a German Demand

One the 16th of December, 1944, a major German offensive was launched into the poorly defended Ardennes area of France. The goal was to split the Allied positions in the area and to capture the port city of Antwerp. The initial German attack consisted of: Josef Dietrich’s 6th SS Panzer Army with two SS Panzer… Continue reading December 22, 1944 – The Day the American General said “Nuts” to a German Demand

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

Holidays · New York · Pop Culture · Thanksgiving Day · United States

November 27, 1997 – The Day Barney Died

I am going to cheat a little today. It is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. For my entire life, Thanksgiving has meant one thing. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. On the fourth Thursday of November, I always wake with two things on my mind: turkey and parade floats. Don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading November 27, 1997 – The Day Barney Died