Tag: history


Lemons to Lemonade & Plastiki

LEMONS TO LEMONADE by Inez McCollum There is a well known cliché, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We frequently read news articles that give this message. One in particular was a paragraph I read about rubble from the World Trade Center. The USS New York, was built of steel salvaged from the ruins […]

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DYK: He was taken back by the site

Taken back is another nautical term. If the wind suddenly changed direction a sailing ship stopped moving forward. It was ‘taken aback’, which was a bit of a shock for the sailors.   VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past See best-selling books by Donna R Causey

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DYK: The real meaning of ear-marked

Did you know that….   In olden days, proof of ownership of large animals that roamed freely in the woods was difficult made. The farmers slit or notched their animals ears to identify them. Thus the meaning of the term “Earmarked”       WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with […]