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.
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
It's not the pace of life that concerns me, it's the sudden stop at the end.
The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.
Contributed by Various Authors
Legacy of Faye Gray
1 can apple pie filling (any other type pie filling can be used)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick margarine
Pour pie filling in 9x12 baking dish.
Sprinkle 1 box dry cake mix over pie filling.
Melt 1 stick of margarine, drizzle over cake mix,
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.
Contributed by: Carol Avro
This article was sent in by a reader. What a great tribute to her Grandmother. She did not send in her Grandmothers name. Her memories are from the 1950s.
A house is a house unless its your Grandmas house then its special.
I know because I have childhood memories of my Grandmas special house in a German neighborhood now known as Wrigleyville, two blocks from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.
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.
Author: Howard A. Ellis
I can’t help wondering if any of your readers remember this ship which meant so much to those of us who sailed aboard her to various ports in war theaters. The former S.S. Manhattan in 1941 shortly after her conversion to U.S.S. Wakefield (AP21) and service as a World War II Troopship voyaging from USA to Great Britain and back.
Ann Margaret and Her Gentlemen!
Submitted by Dr Jim Kirby
Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in the background. That was one of his treasures.
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix and keep it in the pantry for up to a year.
A Purple Heart is displayed in Washington, DC, at the Society of the Cincinnati's Anderson House Museum and another at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, New York.
Attached to the piece of dark blue cloth is a purple heart of silk, bound with braid and edged with lace. The cloth is believed to be part of the uniform or the tunic of a soldier of the Continental Army. There is no name, rank or regimental insignia on the piece of cloth.