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DYK: True meaning of Moot Point

DYK: Did you know? MOOT POINT –  which means and irrelevant Argument comes from the Saxon word moot or mote, which meant a meeting to discuss things. In medieval England, moots, or meets, were assemblies or councils where points of government were debated. The country was split into juridicial areas called hundreds and administered via assemblies known […]


Clockmakers life in 1938 in Thomaston, Connecticut – the time when life was simpler

Anecdotes for Connecticut Clockmaker by Francis Donovan This life history was compiled and transcribed by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers’ Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940 Pseudonyms are often substituted for individuals and places named in the narrative texts.   December 12, 1938 […]


Scrapbooks, are yours organized?

I Love Scrapbooks by Dorothy Graham Gast I love scrapbooks, I buy scrapbooks and all the little accessories, I give scrapbooks, and I just don’t put anything in them. I keep waiting until something is “important” enough. When Mama died the rest of the family decided I should get all the scrapbooks, even those unfinished […]


The Western Reserve – Where did the name come from?

The Western Reserve by Jim Stark Residents of northeast Ohio are very familiar with the name Western Reserve. Case Western Reserve University probably tops the list for name recognition, but a hospital, insurance company, church, ballet company, high school, nursing home, motorcycle dealership, plus many others organizations and businesses also include those words in their […]