Election and Dirty Campaign

election

The papers ran with the headline.  One of the candidates hoping to be elected president had had an affair. In fact some of his children were the result of that affair. There were many rumors about the affair.  It had supposedly took place in France, but after the article ran how such a man could be running for president have that kind…

Pumpkin Patch Festival via Western Train Museum

Pumpkin

On Saturday we went to the Western Train Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Festival.  You will recall that we had gone on the train a few weeks ago: http://theblogofteresa.com/trains/ . During that ride they let us know about this festival.  It was a short train ride and it was packed full of people and excited kids. When we arrived,  I understood the kids’ excitement. There was a lot for…

Jorinda and Jorindel ~ T Twisted Tale

Jorinda

This is a story is getting the “T” treatment. It was originally told  by the Grimms’ Kinder und Hausmarchen which translates as Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales. We know them as Fairy tales. A note about this story: This was originally written as the witch being an old Fairy.   The Victorian era gave us the ethereal fairy that is eternally…

Annie and the End of the World

Annie and the end of the world

Annie stood up with one hand holding her towel and the other holding the machete. The dog growled deep in his throat. Annie reassured the dog and looked at the man. “Who are you?” she asked the man. “Better question. Who are you? Not that I mind you here in my cabin. I aint complaining. It’s a good surprise to…

Spanish American War and Bad Meat

war

  The Spanish American War was the results of the Cuban struggle for independence.  The newspapers of the time in the USA described in great detail Spain’s measures to halt the rebellion in Cuba. American sympathy was with the rebels.  The demand for intervention grew even louder when the battleship, the USS Maine, was sunk in Havana. The Maine had been…