Remember When.....

1837-1901: Victorian Era   ~  1901-1910: Edwardian Era   ~  1920-1929: Roaring ’20s   ~  1930s Depression Era

​​​Remember when we had leaders like this ?

​Will Rogers Quotes
Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

*I belong to no organized party.  I am a democrat.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.


​March 9 1916 Mexican General Francisco Pancho invaded Columbia N M resulting in 18 US deaths.

Charlie Chaplin signed a film contract with Mutual.

Weegham Park, now Wrigley Field, opened April 1916 and we know what happened for the Cubs in 2016.

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States, was the first President to live in the White House; November 1800.  The house then referred to as the Presidents Palace, Presidents Mansion  or simply Presidents House.  It was built on the edge of an odorous swamp and needed all 13 fireplaces burning night and day to hold some heat within.  

Old Christmas ads – Remember these products? ​ We still have them on some store shelves today…

An old expression: “sweating Necco Wafers!”


​100 Years Ago – 1916 Coca-Cola Tray – Elaine Long 
1916 First Supermarket In US – Piggly Wiggly, Memphis TN

1916 US Marines Recruiting Poster
1621 is the year of the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving. Only 51 people (out of 102) survived that first harsh winter. There were also approximately 50 Wampanoag Indians present, Massasoit and Squanto among them  President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863; for years people from the south referred to it as a “Yankee” holiday.NYC Macys’ Parade 11/27/1933
Carl Switzer, aka Alfalfa, was a child star in the “Our Gang” series (name later changed to “The Little Rascals”)
He was shot and killed at the age of 31 in 1959; the story behind the story was that he ( while drunk) went to the home of a man he had “rented” the use of a hunting dog to for $50 to collect….the man had a gun, they wrestled …Alfalfa was no more.


Carl Switzer in It’s A Wonderful Life  in 1946

Franklin Roosevelt was President from 1933 – 1945
During this time he had three Vice Presidents.
John Nance Garner
Henry A. Wallace 
Harry S. Truman…The S. in Truman did not stand for anything