Aug 252020
 

Back in the 1930s when times were hard, gangsters like John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson became folk heroes to many people who had seen their savings lost during the bank failures of the Great Depression. But not every would-be bank robber made the big time. One who failed miserably was Jack […]

Jun 022020
 

Benjamin Franklin Stone was a young man born into poverty. Part African-American and part Irish, he was born in 1874 to a society that considered him an outcast. As a young boy, Ben and his older brother Tom were placed in an orphanage in Toledo, Ohio. Though conditions at the orphanage were far from perfect, […]

Jun 022019
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we had planned to stay home on Friday so I could get some writing done and Miss Terry could get back to her latest long-delayed weaving project. But then we ran out to do a couple of errands and the day got away from us. So we didn’t accomplish […]