To Pay Paul

As time marches on, many businesses come and go. Some are with us for only a snippet of time – you know, summer businesses trying to outrun their creditors – while others endure. One such enduring business is the Villa Paul, owned by the wonderful Pensa...

The Original Trunk Line

Have you ever had problems with road signs? Of course you have, we all do. They are too small, they are too beat up, they are in the wrong place. You can see them clearly in your side window as you whiz past your exit, but that is about the only time. Yet we think...

Man of the Khaki

It will surprise none of our readers to learn that through the decades, even centuries, a variety of people have wandered through our hamlet, leaving in their wake a variety of marks, some vast, some half vast. One individual on the vast side was Rev. Foster Perry....

A Christmas Tale with Great Porpoise

Thar she Blows! No, it wasn’t me spouting off. It was the whales. What whales? What a silly question. The Christmas Whales of course. Never heard of them? Well, there was a book called The Christmas Whale, published in 1945 – Santa’s reindeer get sick and a...

Petroleum Byproducts in History!

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ― L.P. Hartley, The Go Between Asking questions of loved ones often leaves us with surprises. You don’t always get the answer you expect to receive. (And real surprises can end in divorce) One such...

Speaking of History

Seeing as it it American Archives Month, we last regaled you with some of our intriguing artifacts. We do hope you enjoyed viewing some of the three-dimensional items from our archives. This week we thought we’d showcase something a bit different. Oral Histories....