Monthly Archives: April 2016

How did “tipping” originate? What does it have to do with “capital punishment”?

Jerry Anderson   April 22, 2016   Comments Off on How did “tipping” originate? What does it have to do with “capital punishment”?

Some historians believe that the practice of “tipping” began in England in the 1600s when restaurants had small boxes labeled “T.I.P.” (to insure promptness) mounted on the wall near their entrances. Before being seated, customers placed coins in the box in order to guarantee that the service would be good and the food tasty. This does make more sense than… Read more »

QUOTATIONS FROM HISTORY

Jerry Anderson   April 10, 2016   Comments Off on QUOTATIONS FROM HISTORY

Sometimes the words of the famous are so interesting that they bear repeating. Here are some of my favorites. “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” -Napoleon “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” -Harry Truman “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present,… Read more »