“Coming Out of the Mud”

If you could spend a day in the early 1900s, you might have a little trouble understanding what people were saying! Some words had radically different meanings. For instance, there’s the word “slacker.”  A slacker was any able-bodied young man who...

Trains, Planes and Oops

As any frequent visitor to this blog will note, I love old trains. Steam engines hold a special fascination for me. I could talk for days about old steam locomotives, but in short, they changed America and opened up the great expanses of wilderness to flat-lander...