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No. 248 is the number assigned to one of the participants in a Field Day excercise which took place on Friday, May 13, 1921 at Joe Frazer Field in Newark, Delware. I wanted to provide background information about the Joe Frazer Field which was dedicated by Joseph Heckart Frazer's parents and brother Stanley, on June 18, 1913.
The following information was found in the Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 38, Part 1, pages 110-111. Joseph Heckart Frazer, son of Eben B. Frazer [and presumably his wife], was born in Port Deposit Maryland on September 30, 1882. He graduated from Delaware College, Newark De in 1903 with a B.C.E. Immediately after graduation, Frazer joined the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad comany as a topographer. Frazer worked in MD, PA, and WV until November of 1904.
In 1905, Frazer became a transitman with the Bolivian Railway Company. He was also employed by the Bolivian government as part of a commission to study and map out railways. In 1905, he became the Chief Engineer of the Concordia Mine for the Andes Tin Company, where he layed out roads and helped erect an electrical transmission plant.
Frazer soon resigned from those positions to establish his own company with Mr. William Rumbold as his partner. The firm, Rumbold and Frazer, headquartered in Bolivia and received contracts to survey roads across the Andes, amongst other endeavors. Unfortunately, Frazer developed pneumonia and died in La Paz, Bolivia on August 16, 1911, after being ill for 7 days. He was only 29 years old. The dedication of the Joe Frazer field allowed for many people, such as No. 248 E. Reynolds, to enjoy themselves on subsequent Field Days. HK, 11 July 2015
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This handwritten recipe found tucked inside the "Cook Book from the Oley Valley" states that it was taken from [illegible] B. C. [Betty Crocker] July 75. If the images appear tiny on your browser, simply right click, open in new window or tab and you have a completely printable and savable recipe, courtesy from the good folks at Passed Time.
So, over a year ago friends were talking with my husband Rolf and I about different ideas for web sites. This process took quite some time. We finally liked a site that would make history fun and bring in nostalgic items for people to share from their lives and experiences. This sounded good then and it sounds even better today. So many days and nights, thinking and wanting this to actually be seen by many people. Then the site was put online and could be viewed by anyone.
Once online, feedback came, quickly. This is a great thing. There was an idea put out there that the site is in need of pictures. We have been through all my husband's photos. Not completely sure we have anything that completely fits the need. Then we go to Tennessee to see friends who have moved there in the last couple of years. These friends have wanted us to see their new place, but until now the opportunity never did come along. We walked into their home at 4:30 A.M. on a Monday morning. Upon entry we look around and see the site. The house has so many nostalgic items, they sell things at an antique shop, things that do not sell come back to the house. These items show up everywhere in the house. It is so beautiful. After taking hundreds of photos, looking at some national parks and seeing the beauty that Tennesse has to offer, we come back to our home state of Delaware. We have been enriched by this trip. You will see many of the photos on the site and in this blog in particular. Looking forward to showing everyone what we saw down there in Tennessee. Will start the blog with a photo from the front door of our this beautiful home that we stayed in that beautiful state.
When I was a girl (more years ago than I want to disclose), I bought a little brown tablet from the local five-and-dime. It cost a penney, which probably put a strain on my budget at the time. While cleaning out some stuff recently, I ran across it and thought I could use its blank pages for grocery lists, reminders, etc.
My daughter and a friend saw me write in it and tear out my note to tuck in my purse. Both remarked how the tablet was a piece of old ephemera and should be saved. By that time, I had written in several pages and tore them out, but both my daughter and friend joked that they could double my money, so it would be a good return on my investment to put it out at a flea market.
Had I not "abused" the tablet, which had printed on front a sailing ship, the word "Worldbound," and a large "1" with the abbreviation for cent, I began to wonder if my investment could be worth ten-fold or even one-hundred-fold my cost. I wondered if I doodled in it, would that make my investment better? Could I get $1 for the tablet "as is" or would I need to discount it because pages were missing? We deliberated about all that, but reached no conclusion.
The upshot is that the return on my investment amounted to moments of fun. Financially, well, what can I say? I blew it.
For a look at the photographs and some background information on Maud Shaw here is the link to a brief Washington Post Article.
Here is a link to the auction house that is selling the photos (not endorsed by the good folks here at Passed Time, I just want to get the information out there to collectors) Nate D. Sanders Online Auction. Bidding ends on June 25 5 pm Pacific
World War I had ended and the war weary world did not know what the future was to bring. In a somewhat gritty joint called the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, one woman was to dance her way to fame by wearing out 6 partners over a 27 hour period in 1923. By doing so, 32-year-old Alma Cummings won a world record. A record that was broken just a couple of days later by a French woman. It was soon reclaimed by Cummings and soon broken yet again. The challenge and the craze was on. Marathon dancing became all the rage.
Did the marathon dance rage hit Dover, Delaware? This dance card says...possibly. The timing is perfect, for 1923 was when it all began again (the reality is dance marathons have existed for centuries). Young people, and sometimes not so young, dancing their frustrations away, or taking a moment to just ..be. Was the Delaware Down Homers' Dover Dance a marathon or was it simply a Christmas dance to be enjoyed by all in Dover, Delaware?
HK 23 June 2015 (to enlarge the picture simply right click and open in new tab. Draper is the name obscured by the glued string)
If you have read the article about this cook book, you know that this recipe came from a cook book with an 82 year lifespan, given that it was first printed in 1933. This meat loaf recipe was found tucked inside. Given that Passed Time is a history/nostalgia-based site, I wanted to learn a little more about one of the ingredients. If I could learn a little about Pepperidge Farm* herb seasoned filling, I might be able to pinpoint the date of the recipe. Interestingly enough, Pepperidge Farm was founded because of food allergens. The history parallels many criticisms on-going today of America's "processed food," a factor linked to the rise of allergies, obesity, and other health problems.
Margaret Rudkin was a Connecticut housewife who soon learned one of her children had an allergy to commercial breads because of the artificial fillers. In 1937, she began to experiment with her own bread and finally made a whole-wheat alternative for her family. Encouraged by not only her family, but the family's doctor, she began to sell the bread out of her kitchen to local stores. Pepperidge Farm was the name of her family's farm in Fairfield Connecticut.
In 1947, decade later (after WWII and the rationing that accompanied it), Rudkin expanded the bakery by introducing dinner rolls, oatmeal breads, and stuffing. Rudkin always insisted upon taking the first bite, to ensure the food met with her standards. The following recipe is probably from the later 1940s or early 1950s. There is more on the company's history on the Pepperidge Farm website. If you happen to make the recipe, let us know how it turned out here on Passed Time. History Keeper, 23 June 2015
*This is not an endorsement of Pepperidge Farms. Although we would gladly sell them advertising space, they have not reached out to us. I simply found this recipe and got curious. HK
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Author HistoryKeeper, currently lives in Dover, Delaware, with family, both two- and four-footed. I am a history enthusiast, who has great regard for the past and is especially proud of the Pennsylvania German culture. In addition to Passed Time, I am currently working on a project for the German Historical Institutes Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies (http://www.ghi-dc.org). I also contribute to various newsletters and I am working on another book...or two. Feel free to email me at email@example.com for questions, comments, information, a shared love of history, an idea, or just because you want to share on Passed Time, but are too shy about getting started. But be aware, Files with Attachments will not be opened, but immediately deleted.
For those following the blog about the Nanuet Autogrpah book, these will be upcoming or you've already seen them. But for those interested in Pre-War rhymes, here are a couple of beauts....Enjoy. Pat Earnest 16 June 2015
"Lots of Love and Lots of Kisses
Sometimes change firls name to Mrs."
"Alice is a little star
Riding on a trolley car
When a car goes off the track
Alice wants her nickel back."
This next one is signed by a boy. I don't think anyone will be surprised.
"Violets are blue
Roses are red
Someone is dead
and that is you"
"Humpty Dumpty in the sky
Humpty Dumpty learned to fly,
Humpty Dumpty caught in the rain,
and down he came in his airplane."
My personal favorite is,
"When you get married
Don't marry a flirt
Marry a man who will wash his own shirt
and when you get a baby
and the baby cries
come over to my house
and have some apple pies."
I'll send more out later when I have time. Enjoy. Pat
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