From the Pages of History

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

Hello world!


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!

Interesting License Plates #24


DREAMST

PV ROBYN*
71 ELVIS
BAT 1

SASYRED

SAWDUST

O CANADA

K9 RALLY

FSHTNK

IM GO N2

OBOEGRL

ACA EXEC

DASH CAM

I JUSTAM

BILNJIL

1 KOBE

4GIVEME

ASK4GAB

NXT AUTO

ANT RUTH

4MR NICK

4 SUEZZ

SOS CPA

1BRDWY [star]

SEEK HIM

SO IPRAY

J FAMILY

FAM OF 6

MOMZ VET

7[hand]OHANA

YEPPDOGG

PAULYTE

JIM 007

HUMER UP

2X WIKI

2 FANS
*Palos Verdes

Christmas dinner, around the world


Christmas grill

While Americans enjoy turkey, ham, or a roast, dinners worldwide feature other interesting selections.

Canada: “Chicken Bone” candy

Italy: Feast of Seven Fishes

India: Spiced rice and chicken dish

France: Several kinds of seafood

South Africa: Grilled meats

Costa Rica: Pork tamales

Ethiopia: Fish stew and Flatbread in

Germany: Fruit-studded Stollen cake

Philippines: Whole suckling pigs

Portugal: Dried, salted cod

Japan: KFC chicken

Read more here!

Enjoy your time with family, friends, or quietly on your own–but most of all, have a very Merry Christmas!

Thanks


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From church this morning 🙂

Literary Picture Quotes #6: LOTR Heroes


It’s been a while since the last Literary Picture Quotes, so I’m posting several this time 😉 Made purely for inspiration and enjoyment 🙂
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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


DSTNCLN
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
EYYIYI
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

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