Chuck Wagon

On the earliest of Cattle Drives each trail hand carried his own provisions in a sack. Until 1866 that is, when Texas cattleman Charles Goodnight bought an old Army wagon and converted it into a Chuck Wagon, Chuck being slang for food. It seems there was a shortage of cowboys and trail hands for the large cattle drives. Goodnight decided…

10 Things about George Washington

Everyone knows that George “I cannot tell a lie, cherry tree chopping” Washington was our first president. We all know of some the stories, that he could have been king, that he was a darn good general, that he wore a wig.  That is generally the extent of most of our knowledge about Washington, the basic school kid stuff. The…

National Doughnut Day

I like doughnuts (or donuts). I really like glazed doughnuts. Today I am going to eat a doughnut and donate to the Salvation Army in honor of National Doughnut Day.  Yes, the Salvation Army.  Not Police Officers. That stereotype, like many, has a grain of truth in it. Police became known for liking doughnuts because “back in the day” the…