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1004, 2024

Unveiling the History & Origin Behind Everyday Customs

As a result of taking their yearly bath in May and still smelling very decent by June, the majority of people got married in June. But to cover up the body odor, brides carried a bouquet since they were beginning to smell. Thus, it is customary to hold a bouquet at a marriage ceremony today. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the [...]

104, 2024

Jesus Has Risen : Exploring Easter Tradition & History

Luke 24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the [...]

3103, 2024

Betty Blake: Trailblazing WASP Pilot & Aviation Pioneer

In aviation history, Betty Guild Blake was a trailblazer. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 20, 1920. At age 15, she took her first airplane flight, marking the beginning of her voyage into the skies. Betty's love of aviation deepened, inspiring her to enroll in the University of Hawaii's Civilian Pilot Training Program and obtain her pilot's license. The events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, marked a turning point in Betty's life. Betty had been taking tourists around the gorgeous Hawaiian island of Oahu before the incident. However, she shifted her efforts after [...]

1103, 2024

Red Skelton’s Wisdom: Decoding the Mystery of Marriage and Divorce

Richard "Red" Skelton, born on July 18, 1913, and passing away on September 17, 1997, left an indelible mark on American entertainment. Renowned as a versatile entertainer, Skelton's heyday spanned from 1937 to 1971, captivating audiences through his national radio and television shows, most notably as the affable host of "The Red Skelton Show." The Hollywood Walk of Fame proudly displays stars honoring his contributions to both radio and television, a testament to his enduring impact. Red Skelton's Recipe for the Perfect Marriage 1. Two times a week we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food [...]

703, 2024

Episode 02: WTK See Action News Interviewing Bob Walters

Embark on a thought-provoking adventure as WTK's teenagers team up with the Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) in an enlightening podcast series. Dedicated to upholding the ideals that make America great, CSPOA is a leading advocate for constitutional values. These stimulating discussions will provide you with knowledge, inspiration, and new perspectives. https://youtu.be/rx8eo_xftD0   Visit our Website: www.WeTheKids.us

103, 2024

Vivian C. “Millie” Bailey’s Legacy: WWII Veteran, Civil Servant & Fundraiser

Vivian C. “Millie” Bailey, was an American World War II veteran, civil servant, and volunteer. She was a fundraiser for education, health, and military service personnel. Bailey was one of the first African American officers in the Women's Army Corps and served as a commander of the Women's Colored Detachment. Bailey was a division director in the Social Security Administration. She was born on February 3, 1918, in Washington D.C. and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Millie's remarkable journey began when she graduated as the valedictorian of Booker T. Washington High School. After eight years working as a stenographer and medical [...]

3101, 2024

Why I Teach History and Why You Should Care

Historians are storytellers who, through captivating writing, construct narratives of the past using various sources, methodologies, and statistics. They don't merely dust off old archives and declare what happened from these. Historians have a dynamic job, for history isn't static, and its sources are endless. The field is a developing intellectual endeavor that helps people understand their world and place in it. Historians conceptualize the past as an ongoing discussion with the present, in which they tackle new and old questions from new perspectives and provide fresh visions regarding the human condition. Without history, we would be lost. Imagine waking [...]

312, 2023

The Jerry Russell Civil War Preservation Memorial Award – General Ulysses S. Grant

  General Grant, "I take a great deal of pride (with an equal dose of humility) to bring to your attention this award given me by the West Coast CWRT Conference in Fresno, CA, on November 4th, last. I was stunned to receive it. I had no notion I was being considered for this honor. It is doubly sweet because General Parker Hills (USA, Ret.) was also awarded the same honor and plaque. It is only the second time in the history of the Conference that dual recipients were honored." Needless to say, I am pleased. ......... Curt Fields aka [...]


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