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Plum Pudding: By Any Other Name and Holiday  Plum Pudding is often associated with Christmas thanks to Charles Dickens, but it is served at Thanksgiving as well and special occasions. Call it what you may it is delicious! Christmas pudding is sweet dried-fruit pudding traditionally served as part...
11/30/2022
Thanksgiving: Thomas Jefferson Secret Holiday  Thomas Jefferson’s had a very Complicated Relationship with Thanksgiving. The third president declined to participate in the tradition. Since the United States became a nation, people have come together to count their blessings, feast on bountiful fo...
11/17/2022
Did Florida Host the First Thanksgiving? What!!!!! More than 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Spanish colonists in Florida feasted with Native Americans in what some call the first Thanksgiving. Blaring trumpets and thundering artillery serenaded Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés as he...
11/11/2022
Year The 1800’s; Time Thanksgiving The Urban/City Thanksgiving If you're eating out at one of New York City's restaurants this Thanksgiving, you're actually taking part in a long-standing tradition that goes back to the 19th century. During the height of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln m...
11/02/2022
BOO! Pardon Me, Have you seen my Head? The Headless Horseman is a mythical figure in English and American folklore since the Middle Ages. This entity is very similar to the headless reapers or demonic fairy known as Dullahan in Irish myth.The most commonly known examples of the Headless Horseman ...
10/27/2022
Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? The History behind the Legend From pagan fertility rituals to hallucinogenic herbs, the story of witches and brooms is a wild ride.The evil green-skinned witch flying on her magic broomstick may be a Halloween icon—and a well-worn stereotype. But the actual history beh...
10/20/2022
Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River’s Ghost Fleet Let’s start with the Chesapeake Bay’s Ghost Fleet on the Virginia side of the Bay.  Origins WWII ships, known as the concrete fleet. A few hundred feet from the beach at Kiptopeke State Park, nine concrete ships rest end-to-end, decaying under decade...
10/13/2022
Port Royal, Virginia: You may find Food, Ghost, Antiques  Believe it or not, this sleepy tiny town of Port Royal is one of my favorite places to go.  We go there at least once a month and love it.  My favorite is Horne’s restaurant and gift shop.  This 50’s themed diner has wonderful homemade foo...
10/06/2022
The Potato Bowl: Sweet Potato Vs Yams!Being raised by parents and grandparents from the Southern United States, we had Sweet Potato Pie especially starting in the fall and for holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). No one ever said we are having a Yam Pie.  Our table included sweet potato biscuit...
09/29/2022
Even Scarecrows Have a Family Tree!  Well, Well, Well, if it isn’t fall and it comes to my mind Fall decorations. The centerpiece is cornstalks, pumpkins, hay bales and the Fabulous Scarecrow (whether it is male or female). In my family we always had a garden, a tradition I carried on. In the gar...
09/22/2022
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