Impatience Change

A thoughtful piece from a thoughtful young woman. Enjoy!

The mind of Elizabeth


There’s a silent expectation that every problem of today needs to be fixed immediately. That everything from the past is wrong. That everything from the future is immoral. That everything is needed a label and definition. That awareness is used for shameless spotlight. That being a true victim is out shined by attention seekers. That it’s about me, instead about we. That my way is the only way. That everything that’s right is wrong. That everything that’s left is wrong. That change is bad. That change is our only hope. That change needs to happen now. That I’m automatically a victim because I’m female. That I am to blame because I’m male. That I’m a victim because I’m not white. That I’m a victim because I’m white. That I’m a victim because I’m religious or non religious. That I’m a victim because of my sexual preference or orientation. That these…

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Happy Birthday, America?

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?

Some 19th Century Flatware Patterns


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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