I love old things, antique things, and ancient things. When I walk through my favorite antique store I’m often heard saying, "I wonder who held this before me." I’m in awe when I pick up a hundred year old book and try to feel all the other souls who touched it. I find that history and its individuals with fantastic stories fill me with joy and wonder at times past. And so often am I looking back, that sometimes I miss today.
On the 17th of September, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by 39 of the 55 delegates sent to the "Grand Convention" at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The document was subsequently ratified by conventions in eleven states. In commemoration of the anniversary of the signing, facts about the constitution, as well as an overview of the great struggle to form this nation, will be addressed in a PowerPoint presentation entitled the The Miracle of Philadelphia, presented by David A.
My husband and I love to go on daytrips around the Kansas City area. We have done all the historical events in Independence associated with the Oregon Trail, as well as taken tours of the historical homes in the area like Bingham-Waggoner and Vaile Mansions. We usually combine a daytrip with a lunch out and try to go to a new restaurant for some good local food.
Want to know how to cook for hundreds of soldiers or sailors? While recently searching for a coworker whose grandfather was a Navy cook on the U.S.S. Missouri, I stumbled across these little gems online. Just Google "U.S. Army" or "Navy Cookbook," and you will find out exactly how much it took to feed a unit of hungry fighting men. With minimum portions of about twenty and usually around one hundred or more; the sheer amounts of ingredients are a bit hard to fathom.