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John Wesley Hardin: Bad or Misunderstoo...

John Wesley Hardin, Bad or Misunderstood? John Wesley Hardin was born near Bonham, Texas on May 26, 1853 to parents James “Gip” Hardin and Mary Elizabeth Dixson. Hardin’s father was a Methodist preacher, and in those days, preachers often had huge territories to cover to save souls, so they were known as “circuit riders.” In […]

Death Valley: Strange But Beautiful

A Visit to Death Valley: Unlike Any Other Place on Earth   All photos courtesy of Judy Schweitzer, from our family album, unless otherwise indicated. Death Valley is a composite of oddities and anomalies that covers an area of about 3,000 square miles of otherworldly views and scenery that may make you feel as though […]

A Light Bulb Burning For 115 Years?

Photo Credit A Light Bulb Burning For 115 Years? In a Livermore, California firehouse, hangs a bare bulb, now known as The Centennial Light. It’s burned almost continuously for 115 years. Impossible? Yes it is now, but it wasn’t when the bulb was originally made by Shelby Electric. True, it doesn’t shine as brightly now […]

Solar Lighting For Safety At Home

  Solar Patio Lighting – Glowing In The Night When the sun goes down and there’s not much moonlight, be prepared with solar patio lighting. Your gathering or party need not come to a halt because it’s dark. Solar light systems are easy to install and easy on the budget. This applies to both when […]

Disappearing Clydesdales

Photo Credit America/Clydesdale Love Affair What’s happening with the disappearing Clydesdales? Let’s take a trip back in the history of the beloved American icon, the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The American love affair with Budweiser Clydesdale Horses began on April 7,1933. August A. Busch Sr. presented a gift to his father , August A. Busch Jr., […]

 
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