4th Of July Not REALLY America's Birthday! The 4th of July isn't really America's birthday. That's right, the 2nd of July is America's actual birthday. So, America is really two days older than she says she is. How could this be? During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain … Continue reading Happy Birthday, America?
Saturday, June 24, 2017 International Day of Yoga at Town Green Park | FREE –Take a deep breath at Town Green Park in The Woodlands as you meditate, participate in beginner and expert yoga sessions, peruse booths with books, yoga gear, refreshments and more in celebration of International Day of Yoga. 6:45am to 9:30am. Music and … Continue reading Your Weekend Plans Are Here!
The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia
Have you ever been standing in the middle of your living room vacuuming up cat hair and thought, "Man, this moment in my life would be so much better if my vacuum cleaner was made of 24K gold"? Like not all of it - just the parts that are usually metal or plastic. The bag … Continue reading Common Things Made of Gold
As I’ve researched flatware patterns over the years, I’ve compiled information which I wanted easy access to…thus this post. I hope it helps you as it has helped (and will continue to help) me. I’ll be updating it periodically.
Following are some 19th Century flatware patterns shown in alphabetical order by pattern name. Below each grouping is additional information regarding the patterns shown.
Where you see “+” it means that there were multiple manufacturers for a particular pattern as does the word “numerous”.
Acanthus: Gorham, 1885 (sterling)
Acme: Holmes, Booth & Haydens, 1877
Alaska: Wm. Rogers / Anchor Rogers, 1890
Alpine: Wallace, 1881, Pat. #12137 to Meriden Britannia, H. W. Hirschfeld design
Anchor: Hartford, International Silver, 1882
Angelo: Wm. Rogers (numerous), 1883 aka “Saratoga” pattern
Angelo: Wood & Hughes, 1878, Pat. #10536, Charles F. Richers design
Antique Engraved: Gorham, 1880
Arbutus: Lunt, A.F. Towle, 1883
Arcadian: 1847 Rogers Bros., 1884
Armenian: 1847 Rogers Bros…
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There are a lot of things that I appreciate about winter. There are no weeds to pull, no mosquitoes, no fruit flies in the kitchen, and I get to wear blue jeans and boots every day if I want. Of course, there is a down-side to winter, and that down-side is the cold. Getting out … Continue reading Staying Warm in Cold Winter Weather