Back To School Shopping List – Circa 1990

Before the era of smartphones, tablets, laptops; each fall brought with it the extensive list of items to travel to the local office supply store, discount department store and grocery store to buy.  The La Douceur Family looked at their electronics and came up with the following list of items that one would have to […]

Bestow Scottish Lordship for Just 20 Bucks

Some people act like they have the right to Lord over you.  You can now give mere mortals the power that comes with such a title and more! Watch The Video at: https://youtu.be/JKmC36w1ZpI With the Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box, one receives the right to call yourself by the Scottish title of Laird (The […]

The Real Life Mystery of Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie has been celebrated as one of the most popular mystery authors ever. One incident in her personal life is still considered her greatest unsolved mystery. On December 3, 1926, Miss Christie left the town of Surrey in her car on an unknown trip. Shortly thereafter, her car was found a short distance from […]

STORYCORPS: Share your story for future generations

It has been said that America is a nation of stories. One organization is dedicated to collecting those stories, cataloging them and preserving them for future generations. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a CD to share and is preserved at […]

WHY IT MATTERS: The Royal Monarchy In Great Britain

With the birth of a daughter to Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, Royal Watchers are screaming with glee.  Many others around the world roll their eyes and wonder why this matters.   Every time a life event happens to the House of Windsor, Americans always question why Great Britain retains this centuries old tie […]

The True Center Of It All

A common claim made in real estate is that a given property is “At the center of it all.”  But in the contiguous United States, only one place can truly make that claim, the small rural town Lebanon, Kansas.  Lebanon, Kansas, approximately 12 miles south of the Kansas-Nebraska border.  As of the 2010 census, the city […]

Did we already have a gay president and vice president?

A Gay President and Vice President? Some say this would be the ultimate breaking down of discrimination for the LBGTQ communities. Others say the idea would be abhorrent. Yet, several historians have discussed and debated for over 160 years if in fact we have already elected a gay president and vice president. In 1853, James Buchanan was […]

What U.S. President was related to Laura Ingalls Wilder? (And her daughter couldn’t stand the man.)

Laura Ingalls Wilder is best remembered as the author and subject of the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s novels. These were based on her childhood in a settler American family. Her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, is generally regarded as the one who encouraged her to write the books and assisted her with editing and […]

Volta Was No Dolt – The Man Behind The First Battery

Volt. Behind the term given to measure electric potential is a real man whose pioneering work lead to the first creation of the battery. Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian scientist, physicist and chemist. Volta is credited with the invention of the Voltaic pile, considered to be the first electrical battery. He first […]