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When someone tells a good story why is it called “spinning a yarn”?

Jerry Anderson   July 21, 2016   Comments Off on When someone tells a good story why is it called “spinning a yarn”?

“Don’t know much about history”? There is an old saying that we will forget much more than we will ever remember. Perhaps it is true, but the things we tend to remember are the engaging and interesting items that history books do not present to us. They remain on the fringe, just over the horizon, around the next corner, in… Read more »

WHY WAS (AND SOMETIMES STILL IS) A DANCE CALLED A “HOP”? WHAT DO GERMAN IMMIGRANTS AND BEER HAVE TO DO WITH DANCING TO ROCK N’ ROLL AND HIP HOP MUSIC?

Jerry Anderson   May 4, 2016   Comments Off on WHY WAS (AND SOMETIMES STILL IS) A DANCE CALLED A “HOP”? WHAT DO GERMAN IMMIGRANTS AND BEER HAVE TO DO WITH DANCING TO ROCK N’ ROLL AND HIP HOP MUSIC?

In the late 1800s the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, became the beer brewing capital of the United States. The German immigrants that came to the city brought an appreciation for fine beer with them from Europe. The names of the families that became prominent in the brewing industry in Milwaukee were Pabst, Schlitz, Miller and  Blatz. These brand/family names became… 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 »