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
First of all, I must confess I am very pleased to NOT be living like great grandma right now. As we speak, my very favorite new household gadget – the one that will save a thousand housewives from cleaning drudgery – is cleaning my floors for me and terrifying my dog. My Roomba has set to … Continue reading Saying Thank-You
And now the fun begins! There’s been a lot going on at our house in the past few weeks. On Tuesday, our behemoth tree in the backyard was removed and all the wood was saved for my fiance’s new workout routine, which will be wielding chainsaw and hatchet to break down all the logs into … Continue reading School’s Out!
This week I have been practicing my cursive in an attempt to live like my Great-Grandmothers. I also began my research on my maternal-maternal Great-Grandmother (my mom’s mom’s mom … there’s really just no elegant way to say that). Last Saturday, after posting my introduction, I sat down with my stationary and began researching the … Continue reading Handwriting and Pens
My name is Kara. I’m a history teacher, crafter, and all around history nerd. The mission here is rather a lot like a family history, only instead of just collecting facts, anecdotes, and documents about my great-grandmothers, I’m going to try to live like them. Key word: try. These lily soft hands haven’t seen a … Continue reading Getting it Together