Three Dog Night

Oh Baby, it’s cold outside! We hope this epistle finds you cozy and warm. Chances are, unless you are reading this outdoors, that is the case, because we have warm homes. That is the result of our species millenia-long preoccupation with regulating our body heat. Not...

Watch on the Rhine

There are weeks where we set out to entertain and hopefully amuse with some of the tales from our past. On others, we hope to make you thoughtful. Today will be the latter. While the month of December can be filled with holiday happenings and fond memories which bring...

Kiss & Tell

The Holidays are firmly upon us and the elves here at the HBHPS decided that this week’s missive should be fitting to the season. Lots of images are related to this time of year, candles, poinsettias, colorful lights, to name a few. And mistletoe! While some of you...

History Books

The weather is brisk and it’s a terrific day for a walk! (checking weather report to make sure it’s not pouring rain on Thursday. Okay, maybe a little rain.) One of the reasons this blog – fancy, modern word there – was started, was because of our desire...

Mobility Issues

One topic that crops up quite often while reading old newspapers or documents is house moving. No not moving from one house to the other, but actually moving the entire house. This was seemingly a very common practice and most likely a less expensive one than in...

Of Earthly Matters

You will be pleased to hear that October is almost done, taking Archives Month with it, yet we feel compelled to address it one more time. Halloween is just a few days away, so it also seems a good time to tackle that subject. Have no fear; we can cram the two...