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Our National Pastime

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a solid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams, and I enthusiastically cheer on the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies from Football, Ice Hockey and Baseball respectively. I don’t give two Wheats about professional Basketball, though.   Speaking of sports, can […]


Collecting cards has been a hobby of Americans for far longer than many may realize.  Today, someone might have a signed baseball card of Mickey Mantle or Hank Aaron on their shelf, no doubt an excellent conversation piece and noteworthy specimen of Americana.  However, in the 1860’s, the portraits of a very different kind of […]

Ides of March 1862

A famous prophecy once told Julius Caesar to “beware the Ides of March” but maybe those who tried to Impeach Andrew Johnson in 1867 should have listened to the prophecy as well.  On March 15, 1862, the famous northern publication Harper’s Weekly printed an article entitled “Tennessee Returning to the Union.”  The article goes on […]