ADVICE TO A 1912 BRIDE Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave a bride the following recipe for washing clothes (misspelled words and all):1 Start a fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater. 2 Set tubs so smoke won’t blow in eyes if wind is pert.3 Shave one hole cake lie soap in boilin water. 4 Sort things, make three piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile cullord, 1 pile work britches and rags. cont...
1886 pioneer family ~ God bless the people who struggled to make America the best nation in the world.
The Melungeons (1600s- ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about 50,000 of them. They look mainly white nowadays but in the 1690s French traders said they looked like Moors (the Berbers of north-west Africa). They looked neither white nor black nor American Indian.
'Kinderexpress': Jewish children on their way into exile from Germany to England in the 1930s. Most of their parents perished in the concentration camps
The oldest surviving manuscript of the Lord's Prayer, with fragments from the Gospels of Luke and John. Written in Egypt in Alexandrian-style text. It was donated to the Vatican Library in March 2007.