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Student information from "The Salute": Bloomfield High School Year Book, 1932 (Part I)

  One thing becomes apparent when going through old school yearbooks*--our parents and grandparents were as lost and confused as we were in high school!  I'd like to remember these kids from 1932 as they were in 1932, so I did no further research on them. If Russell Fischer was nineteen at the time of this yearbook, as the entry indicates, he and his fellow classmates were at a prime age to march off to war in '41.** Let's enjoy their moments when they dreamed of "studying art in yale" or were enjoying their moment in the sun via sports. Enjoy! Pat Earnest--In Their Own Words for Passed Time 5 October 2015, Dover, Delaware

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* Why not scan the entire yearbook? I considered doing so, and time-permitting (or enough people making the request) and I might attempt it. For now, other sites scan yearbooks, such as Old-Yearbooks.com. (I don't know if they charge or not). In Their Own Words, however, is my feeble attempt to flesh out people from the past and present them as, well...people. They were far more than a birth and death date. They had their own trials or, like Fischer, their own moments of glory. Through their words, the past becomes accessible and enjoyable. 

**Although I did no further research, our readers love extra information. If you know anything about Andy Tymon or Russell Fischer, please share. 

 

 

 

  

The St. John's Bible at the Biggs Museum of American Art

    Now that you've read about the St. John's Bible here on Passed Time, you realize you would love the opportunity to see this wonderful work of art. The organization that commissioned the St. John's Bible, Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota knew it would be a draw (even though they were somewhat surprised at the momentum the St. John's Bible has enjoyed). They wisely left the Bible unbound, in order for it to tour around the globe. 

    The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware will exhibit 35 leaves from the Bible. The exhibition, Illuminating the Word, will begin on December 4, 2015.* Check back on Passed Time for developments regarding this exhibition. Best, Pat Earnest 21 September 2015 

*Passed Time's goal is to eventually go global. Okay, some of our readers and contributors are from Europe, so even more global. As such, it is not my intent to focus only on Delaware or the mid-Atlantic region. I just happened to know about  this particular exhibit for very obvious reasons. 

Mediaeval Materia Medica or Those Good Old Days When Gallow Chips Cured the Ague

 

 

 

 

 

This is a clipping found in a series of scrapbooks. Although this clipping is not dated it is probably circa 1880. Enjoy! Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware, 21 September 2015

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1882 Recipe for Fried Bread and Dip

Fried Bread and Dip

Roll some light biscuit dough an eight of an inch thick, cut it in forms three inches long, and one inch wide, and fry in hot lard, shaking the kettle while frying; fry to a light brown. Have ready a dip made by stirring into boiling milk, --say one pint,--one tea-spoonful of salt and one quarter of a pound of butter into which one table-spoonful of sifted flour is braided; break open each fried cake, drop it into the dip, put them into your dish, and when the dish is full, pour in as much of the dip as you like, and serve. This is an excellent breakfast. 

Taken from The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneious Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. p. 270

 

A Refreshing Story: From the Realms of Mystery and Enchantment Lebanon, PA. 1902

This delightful tale about the Ulrichs and their stolen money was found in the Lebanon Semi-Weekly News. January 2, 1902. Enjoy! Pat 14 September 2015 Dover, DE

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Do You Recognize Me? Klapper Studio New York: Cabinet Card of a Performing Artist

Do you Recognize me?

     She was found in a box of photographs. For the most part they were all unidentified, but I suspect someone out there might know who this performer is--if so, please share. Klapper is also proving a bit difficult to track down, which is rare. Usually, there is some obtainable information about photographers. If I find anything, I will be sure to update. Until then, enjoy. Best, Pat Earnest 9 September 2015 Dover, Delaware   PPPPSSSTTT: As always, tell your friends about Passed Time. We love to hear from new people. 

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1882 Recipe for Liquorice Tea

Liquorice Tea 

Bruise half a dozen sticks of liquorice, pour a pint of boiling water over them, and let them steep, under a close cover, until the water is cold. 

This was found under the "Preparations for Invalids" section, but does not say when one should drink "liquorice" tea or what symptoms it might treat. 

Taken from The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneious Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. page. 288

Middle Child-ism Number One

   As I was studying the Gemrig family, known for providing the Union Army with surgical instruments during the Civil War, I was reminded of a moment with my kids. Our middle child usually is a quiet and laid back kind of kid. He is frequently found lost in his own thoughts and adrift in his own little world. He can, well...he marches to his own drum. Let's just leave it at that.  

    When the children were young I took them to a Civil War reenactment. We entered a tent where two soldiers were rolling around on cots in obvious pain. Another was sitting dazedly against a center post. A long table was set up, littered with various surgical instruments and next to that table was a bucket strewn with body parts. Two men stood behind the table, their aprons bloodied, when one of them asked my kids, "Can you tell what I do?" Before anyone else could speak, Middle Child proudly piped up, "You are a chef!"  

Best, Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware 27 August 2015

1841 Doggerel Poetry from Anonymous Springville Author
Nineteenth Century Doggerel Poetry   Bursts of creative poetry can appear in the strangest of places. A "poet" wrote the following two rhymes in a daybook (a book of handwritten daily business transactions) that dates mid-nineteenth century and is probably from Pennsylvania. The poet should have stopped with the first line of the first poem:   I never lik[e] the task of writing In a book for public eye But a Friend that I delight in Evry [sic] way to Please I'll try.   To Miss [blank] When thou are home midst pleasure of I would have the[e] some times to think of me And may I cause to live whenever I forget to think of thee.     The second poem reads:   Love Love is a feeling none can well [illegible word that ends "cain"] Tho it prevails in evry [sic] action of our Life Love is a passion we defy in vain As it will come despit[e] of evry strife.   Love is a passion then in some as pure As the fresh tears it causes apt to flow Love is a malady that naught can cure It is an ill that comes to high and low.   The poet was probably too embarrassed to sign his name, but he ended "Springville, July 7, 1841."   Nicky Pickert  
Acid[ic] Drinks 1882 Used for Fever

Acid Drinks

     1. Pour half a pint of boiling water upon one table-spoonful of the best TAMARINDS, cover them closely, and let them steep until they are cold.

     2. Pour half a pint of boiling water upon one table-spoonful of CURRANT JELLY, and stir until the jelly is all dissolved. 

     3. CRANBERRIES and BARBERRIES may be used in the same way to make very refreshing acid drinks for persons recovering from fevers. Pat Earnest, Dover, Delaware 24 August 2015

Taken from The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneious Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. page 286

Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

A Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded on the sea floor, quashing years of speculation.

 

 

The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein

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USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later - CNN Video

The remains of the USS Indianapolis, which delivered parts of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was later sunk by a Japanese submarine, have been found.

 

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Top 5 Mistakes Made by Game Company Executives

 

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Ahead of Their Time: Discontinued Game Consoles

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Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from a mystery Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex first discovered in 1997, and were covered in copper-with the adult having been plated from head to

 

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A New Looking-Glass for the 1764 Pamphlet War

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BibleRescue - Reuniting famly bibles with family

The family bible is a family's connection to the past and future. It connects an entire family across generations to their history, to their faith and provides an understanding of who their ancestors were. Family bibles often contain locks of hair, photographs, newspaper articles in addition to names, dates of birth, death and marriages.

 

 

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Fastnacht Day: February 28 at

York County History Center

Fastnacht Day will be celebrated at the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The Friends of the History Center will serve fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the Museum, located at 250 E. Market Street, York.

This free event is held each year as the Friends’ “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent.

The Friends hold fundraising events all year to benefit the programs and exhibits of the History Center.

 

York County History Center Closed January 26-27, 2017

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Jonathan Mifflin turns down York County post

York, Pa., really is the center of the universe, especially when you consider its place in historical events. Local historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.

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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | Preserving the culture of Mennonite-related faith communities in Lancaster County

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society has added a new field trip to the 2016 schedule of events. Get a new view of historic sights in Lancaster and Lebanon with the upcoming field trip, "The Trail of Greenywalt's Boys."

 

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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

 

African American History Month programs among 18 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2018

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor eight free programs during January 2018

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 21 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season

 

“Doctor Who and William Penn” to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Aug. 19, 2017

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs July 28, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 7

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 29, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 6

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Online survey seeks public input regarding the preservation of historic places in Delaware

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 1, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 5

 

Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. on May 27 and 28, 2017

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Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs March 27, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 3

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017

 

New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum

 

“Listen Up! African-American History” program Rescheduled

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Jan. 31, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 1

 

  African American History Month programs among 17 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2017

 

 

 

 

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Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.

 

WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.

 

'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.

 

 

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