Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for November, 2012

“I believe it matters that the descendants of a slave have been duped into believing that their ancestor somehow served as a soldier or was acknowledged in some official capacity within the army.” – From “SCV Butchers Another Slave’s History” at Civil War Memory (Feb. 16, 2012)  Kevin Levin’s criticism of a marker honoring Aaron […]

Read Full Post »

On this day in 1944: Former Gov. O. Max Gardner, a Democrat, enjoys himself in a letter to the president of Massachusetts’ Pepperell Mfg. Co., a Republican, on the occasion of FDR’s reelection: “I thought about you around midnight November 7th when the first glimmering results came in from Massachusetts, and I had no difficulty […]

Read Full Post »

“If you don’t need it, DON’T BUY IT.” It sounds like the advice of a frugal mother, but during World War II those words were issued from the federal government to all Americans on the home front. It was only seventy years ago that U.S. citizens were asked to be judicious in their shopping, driving, […]

Read Full Post »

“Lime Pickle Cucumbers” “Game Pickle” from High Hampton Hospitality. “Bread and Butter Pickles” from Good Eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina. “Artichoke Pickle” from Soup to Nuts: A Cook Book of Recipes Contributed by Housewives and Husbands of Alamance County and Other Sections of State and Country. “Green Tomato Pickle” from […]

Read Full Post »

I found this impressive Thanksgiving Day menu in the December 3, 1911 issue of The Charlotte News. The feast was served to a group of Charlotte businessmen who traveled to Savannah as guests of the Indian Refining Company, which was engaged at the time in applying “liquid asphalt binder” on the macadam roads in and […]

Read Full Post »

In 1978, Richard Maschal of the Charlotte Observer visited Durham to cover the American Dance Festival. In a class of leotard-clad students, he recalled later, “One stood out.  She had a beautiful face, the image, I immediately thought, of a Renaissance madonna….We sat on a bench, and I asked her name. ‘Madonna,’ she replied…. She […]

Read Full Post »

“We petition the Obama administration to: “Peacefully grant the State of North Carolina to withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW government….” – From We the People: Your Voice in Our Government At last check, North Carolina was one of 21 states to have post-11/6 secession petitions listed on the White House’s […]

Read Full Post »

“Mark Schultz’s News & Observer colleague John Frank calls this ‘the BEST lede ever,’ and others agree. ‘Totally restored my faith in the snarky wonder of journalism,’ tweeted Khadijah Britton.” – From “ ‘Peeing in his compost’: Best newspaper lead ever?”   at jimromenesko.com (Nov. 12)  

Read Full Post »

On this day in 1926: Firearms inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams, imprisoned at Caledonia Farm, writes his mother: “I am not in a writing mood. I am at present under stress of an unusual type of blues caused by a collision of inventive thoughts on a certain subject in my mind that is hard pressed […]

Read Full Post »

Research Triangle Park leaders unveiled plans today to update “mom and dad’s research park.” The 68-page document lays out steps for denser development of the park and the creation of a wider range of amenities. The plan is a response to concerns that there is little land left for development in the 7,000 acre park […]

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »