Sugarplums

Sugarplums

I have visions of sugarplums in my head today. So I thought I’d do some research about them. As far as I can tell, “sugarplum” was basically synonymous with “candy” before chocolate came along. Current recipes seem similar to what some...
Mrs Santa Claus – a history

Mrs Santa Claus – a history

On this (almost) Wordless Wednesday, I wanted to share this article about the history of Mrs Claus. I really enjoyed it… (Image credit: skeeze) You might also like these posts… Mrs Santa Claus – a history On this (almost) Wordless Wednesday, I wanted...
The Mother of Thanksgiving

The Mother of Thanksgiving

This is Sarah Josepha Hale in 1831, portrait by James Reid Lambdin. Sarah Hale is the woman who persistently lobbied for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday in the United States. I mean, REALLY persistent. Here she tells President Abraham Lincoln that she has been...
Thanksgiving reading

Thanksgiving reading

Today’s post took me an incredibly long time to write. I wanted to share a simple Thanksgiving grace or poem or reading that you might like to share before your meal. But I guess I am too much of a perfectionist and in the end I couldn’t find THE perfect...