The History Class Read Nostalgic Writings by Candlelight

The History Class Read Nostalgic Writings by Candlelight

Around Thanksgiving and even more around Christmas, I presented the idea of nostalgia, with examples. We’d look at nostalgic paintings, talk about elements of nostalgia, and even let them know that they could be nostalgic. How? “Remember in the grades when we’d have a Christmas party on the last day before Christmas and also we’d […]

Pea Shooter to Awaken Workers: true history

Pea Shooter to Awaken Workers: true history

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 solution was to rap […]

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 […]