From the Pages of History

Stories, Pictures, Quotes & Trivia (and more) that tell the story of the world.

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Welcome to my blog! This is where I will share interesting, thought-provoking and funny stories, quotations, pictures, photos, cartoons and trivia gleaned from the pages of history. As you browse, you may gain a new perspective, learn something you didn’t know, and get a few laughs. If you were blessed by the site, please do comment and/or and follow!

Rio Recap


Just a few great moments from America’s stellar and record-breaking performances  at the 2016 Rio Olympics. All photos are from Getty Images.

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.

Katie Ledecky is making a name for herself as a world record setter and breaker, and won more medals than any other woman at the Rio Games.

Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold in Olympic swimming, with a win in the 100 meter.

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kochian, and Gabby Douglas soared to worldwide attention and victory in women’s gymnastics.

The American men’s and women’s teams won both 4 x 400 meter track & field relays, with English Gardener and Tori Bowie starring.

Ashton Eaton became best all around athlete by winning the decathlon.

America ended up with the most medals, 121: 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze.

The Last Bookstore


This charming little bookstore is my favorite type of place❤

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A desk made of books!

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Second floor

There are lots of whimsical decorations!
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And lovely book art…IMG_8052IMG_8057IMG_8054IMG_8058IMG_8059A super cool book tunnel!
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Inside the book tunnel

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I love these book-birds!

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
-Frederick Douglass

Valley Forge, PA


Photos from a family trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

   

 Imagine the Patriot army living in these huts through weeks of bitter winter.   
   
We are blessed to have the heritage of courage, sacrifice and liberty that we do in the USA, and we remember and thank God for those who gave so we could have it. May we cherish and protect what they fought for. 

Rough and Ready’s secession


Rough and Ready is a little town of just under a thousand residents in northen California.

In 1850, it was a mining town with 3,000 residents. To avoid alcohol laws and taxation they deemed unfair, they seceded from the Territory of California and the United States! Tempers were high and a Mexican War veteran with a devoted following led the effort which resulted in the Great Republic of Rough and Ready. This was a short-lived independence, however. Dealing with complications of being a tiny landlocked foreign nation, townsfolk voted to rejoin the Union 3 months later.

Today, Rough and Ready is proud of and clings to its old Western heritage, including an annual festival known as the “Rough and Ready Secession Day,” on the last Sunday in June.

Read more, including details on the upcoming (free!) festivities, here.

Stitches though history


An interesting little piece on embroidered samplers, from a crafting magazine. Just had a little time to leaf through it, but I wanted to share this with you!
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From Issue #2 (September-October 2013) of Stitch-It…today

Interesting license plates #23


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2SLOFOX
RED BOY
DR GROOV
COOL MIN
DUCKYY
HYUGE
[hand]WAL 10
SO RETRO
RAMS 4LF
LATTE [love]R
MTN KRZY
MANO 1
1LARADO
NRG MUSE
GREEKO
XL SURF
PIG E
PRES N 2
[star]O86YES
DIZZZZY
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UBER U2
BLLABMW
ANIMLUV
DOCTERU
PETTY F
NWS MAN
GILT ED
MINGALA
TAL TAIL
CYBR MND
BLKIKON
WESTEY
FANTA 7 *
BIZWIS2
BOOKAGN
CEESTRZ
CNTR ICE
WILD SUE
SUPERMA
BLT4SZY
HEYEBUB
MUSIC RM
NTRNL MD
BSTBUYS
BIGAGIN[heart]
NAYDBUG
GO UBER
[heart]KNGMAN
CLAY LDY
UK DRVER
[heart]3MBOYS
VAN4RED
MYDBLUE
T FIXER
DTBE H8N
LIZ FLY
I[heart]BARBI

* on a orange car

Literary picture quotes #5


C Easter 1 rain

C Easter 2 purple daisies

Blessed Resurrection Day!

SuperBroncos!


Celebrating with my Denver Broncos over their Superbowl 50 victory! Peyton Manning’s leadership, a stellar defense, successful field goals, and a team effort carried them to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Here are some records and incidents of note:

•Manning is the only quarterback to win 2 Superbowls with 2 different teams (his first was with the Inadianapolis Colts in 2007)

•Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is the first person to win Superbowls as a player, then as a coach for the same team

•The Broncos won with the fewest number of offensive yards of any Superbowl

•Bronco Jordan Norwood had the longest punt return in Superbowl history

•Manning now has the most wins of any quarterback – 200 games won

•Manning is also the oldest quarterback to win a Superbowl

•Superbowl 50 was the most watched program in TV history

•Over 1 million people turned out for the victory parade in Denver

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Norwood's punt return

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The Denver defense forced Newton to fumble twice

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Manning with Von Miller, MVP

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United in Orange!

Pictures from the Denver Broncos’ Facebook page.

Literary Picture Quotes #4


A season-appropriate quote from the land of Narnia. The Baby born in that stable changed everything! Merry Christmas! 

Interesting license plates 22


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NEV3RTAP
AGATHIE
3 DIMES
MRS CEO
KIWI 02
DRWHO99
PRAZLRD
BAJA BAY
SNUU P
PAREODX
ITS 1 ME
SURF NUT
ELEGSPA
VET 89
SCALPAL
4 MYMARE
MUTCAR
ROBS MC
2 AIM 4
TRNSWST
ONLY Z[love]
[star]WZFAN
TAX DR
86  TO  1
E G D F
2LAF[heart]LV
A1 GRNMA
JERS GRL
IN ESCRO
MAD RAGE
BEARSIE
RACING M
2[love]FAMLE
R BOYKIN
LST DAYZ
GOIN4MO
EYE[love]ME2
PSLOVU2
MALI+ME
I[love]DSNY
COCO C8Y
5 PIXELS
CTY PONY

*on a car in Philadelphia

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