The woman known as "Axis Sally" was actually Mildred Gillars -- born in Portland, Maine in 1900. She was an aspiring actress who ended up in Greenwich Village in the late twenties, hoping to crash the stage. When she failed to do so, she picked up again and moved to Europe to pursue a political attache with whom she'd had a casual affair. By 1934, she had settled in Berlin, where she eked out a living as a translator and dabbled at bit parts in German films.
Portrait of Daniel Boone
November 2, 1734
Daniel Boone was born. He was a frontiersman and explorer. He was captured and adopted by Shawnee Indians as Big Turtle. He died Sep 26, 1820.
November 24, 1784
Zachary Taylor was born. He was the 12th U.S. President [1849-1850]; married to Margaret Smith [one son, five daughters]; nickname: Old Rough and Ready; died July 9, 1850.
A Typical Thanksgiving Day
For Mack Braziel and family 50 years ago
We would plan and look forward to Thanksgiving Day for a week or two.
On Thanksgiving Day, we got up early and headed out to some of our families house. Sometimes we went to our parents, sometimes to Viola’s sisters or to the home of Viola and myself.
The early 1900s watched families grow whether you lived on a rural farm or in the ethnic neighborhoods of booming cities. Brothers and sisters often paint different pictures of the same family events. Birth order and whether male or female sex determined the responsibilities in the family.