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Just When You Need Them Most—Murfin’s Thanksgiving Rules

Murfin’s It turns out that this illustration, swiped from a children's book, was actually created by Theresa Murfin! Gotta be some kind of relative!.  Hello, cousin and feel free to stop by for the fe

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food prayer thanksgiving Family Murfin Verse A Thanksgiving Prayer for Those Who Don’t Pray clean up guests hosts Murfin's Thanksgiving rules

His Final Will—Good Luck to You, Joe Hill

Joe Hill post perforation. On November 19, 1915 Utah authorities took Joe Hill from his prison cell, tied him to a straight back chair, blindfolded him and pinned a paper heart on his chest.   Then, i

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Joe Hill IWW execution Ashes folk hero Joel Hägglund Joseph Hillstrom Little Red Songbook martyr Preacher and the Slave Rebel Girl songwriter Utah

Newsies Night Out Recalls a Grimmer Reality

The cast of Newsies at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater are caught mid-leap in one of their signature dance numbers.  Although most of the historic newspaper street peddlers were 8-15 year tears old

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class struggle Disney movie Harvey Fierstein Joseph Pulitzer Kid Blink Marriott Lincolnshire musical New York World Newsboys Strike of 1899 Newsies William Randolph Hearst

The Anglo-Swedish War—Sound, Little Fury, Signifying Nothing

Since there are no heroic pictures of the bloodless Anglo/Swedish War, this is a depiction of Russian cavalry overrunning Swedish troops early in the Finish War of 1808. What if they gave a war and no

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Anglo-Swedish War Charles August Denmark/Norway Finnish War Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte King Charles XIII King Charles XIV John Klågerup massacre Napoleonic Wars Pomerania Treaty of Kiel

Band Master W. C. Handy and the Beale Street Blues

Young man with a horn--W.C. Handy and his coronet at age 19 already a lead player in a touring Black brass band. William Christopher Handy was born on November 16, 1873 in a log cabin in Florence, Ala

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