A History Class Reading Nostalgia by Candlelight

A History Class Reading Nostalgia by Candlelight

Nostalgia was a popular topics in history class. When students came back to talk to me after years away from our junior high experiences, they’d often say they recalled with good feelings the time we all read by candlelight. Nostalgia was an emphasis I developed for the end of the year holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

Pea Shooter Wakes Up Workers: true history

Pea Shooter Wakes Up Workers: true history

Peashooter as a job. Waking up shift workers in industrial England became a profession, a way to earn money. Using a variety of methods, they woke up people who had contracted with the “wakers”. Early attempts at waking people up meant knocking on room doors, but neighbors complained about the noise in the hallway. The […]

Vermont Adventures–Ice Cream and the Capital City

Vermont Adventures–Ice Cream and the Capital City

Burlington, Vermont, is our base of operations, and today we traveled to Montpelier as well as to Ben and Jerry’s. Lovely mountains and colorful tree cover, great day weather-wise, an unhurried and enjoyable day. Ben and Jerry’s The stop in Waterbury was almost accidental because I had to make a pitstop, but then we saw […]