A month or two ago, the collections department at the Minnesota Historical Society held an open house for staff. We saw a ton of really cool stuff, including newspapers, World War I weapons, and a sweet death wheel chart from the Progressive Era but my favorite was a collection of handmade family photo albums from … Continue reading Family Album
All colloquial expressions are little foxes that spoil the grapes of perfect diction, but they are very little foxes; it is the false elegance of stupid pretentiousness that is an annihilating blight which destroys root and vine. -Emily Post TR has started talking! He’s trying out words and repeating what we say, albeit with terrible … Continue reading Profanity
It’s happened. We’ve officially hit the pinnacle of historipster-hood (history hipster – patent pending). We’ve begun collecting records. It started a month and a half ago at a brewery in the Shenandoah Valley. We heard a band we liked and I decided to buy the CD. Then I remembered too late that the car CD … Continue reading Records
I think since starting social media accounts for this blog (find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!) I’ve been slacking extra hard on writing the actual blog. Instead of writing a post about our new record player, I snapped a photo and hashtagged it #livinglikegreatgrandma. Slacker. I’m rolling in material – records, the serialized book … Continue reading A TR Birthday
Wow, y’all. It’s been a while! Work has been WILD; I just got back from a trip to DC that coincided with some epic tight deadlines. Anyway, to get back in the swing of things, I’ve got an update for you about my serialized book club. Last August (has it been That Long???) I put … Continue reading Serialized Book Club Update!
I had thought when TR was born that the most difficult thing would be to make time to do things like great grandma. In fact, I am doing lots of things like great grandma but the challenging thing is making the time to write about it! A month or two ago, during one of those … Continue reading Tending the Mending
I went to a genealogy talk today at work where a colleague of mine found some pretty remarkable things about her family without the use of Ancestry or some other genealogy website. Her last name was particularly unique, allowing her to significantly whittle down the haystack we all begin with when we start a genealogy … Continue reading The Elusive Olsons