Party With The Young, The Old, The Dead...Every Friday.

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln – December 13, 1818               Born in Lexington, Kentucky Grew up in a wealthy family, but her mother died when she was just 6 Married politician and lawyer Abraham Lincoln when she was 24, and she was also very interested

Libbie Hyman

Libbie Hyman – December 6, 1888                       Born in Des Moines, Iowa She spent a lot of time, as a young girl, caring for her brothers and doing housework Libbie was always interested in nature, and read many books

Black Friday BREAK!

We took the week off to have lots of fun with our extended family.  Plus, there were no extremely compelling birthdays to celebrate (sorry if you were born on November 29th!).

George Eliot

George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) – November 22, 1819                   Born in England As a girl, she was very religious, and taught Sunday School at just 12 years old From a young age, she loved to read books from her father’s ex

Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel – November 15, 1891                           Born in Heidenheim, Germany Father was a teacher Joined the German Army when he was 19 Fought during WWI in France, Romania, and Italy When he was 49, he w

Milton Bradley – November 8th

MILTON BRADLEY: November 8, 1836             • Born in Maine • In his early twenties, he became very interested in lithography • In 1860 he introduced the lithography press in Massachusetts • On his own, he printed and sold a game called “The Checkered Ga

Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener – November 1, 1880                 Born in Berlin, Germany His father ran an orphanage As a boy, Alfred became very interested in Earth sciences He earned a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Berlin, and also studied

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso – October 25, 1881         • Born in Málaga, Spain • His father was an artist, and taught Pablo at a young age • His mother says Pablo’s first word was “piz”, and that he was trying to say “lapiz”, meaning “pencil” in English • Pablo often had b

Lee Harvey Oswald – October 18th

Lee Harvey Oswald – October 18, 1939                     Born on October 18, 1939, in New Orleans, Louisiana His father died of a heart attack two months before Lee was born His mother moved the family around quite a bit while Le

Henry J. Heinz

Henry J. Heinz – October 11, 1844                 Born in Pittsburgh, PA As a young boy, he sold vegetables from the family garden Started making and selling horseradish as a teenager Used clear glass bottles instead of dark ones, to show