This really blew my mind. A Scottish funeral was not expected to take place earlier than nine days from the date of death. Otherwise, it was an insult to the deceased. So, a person died and NINE DAYS LATER he was buried. This custom lasted until the late 19th century. The body was placed in … Read more
I haven’t been subscribed to Netflix in ages, but I decided to watch it again this weekend. I’m a sucker for the British Baking Show even though I can’t eat anything they make. Plus, I saw The Crown listed and had to start watching it once more. I love John Lithgow’s portrayal of Winston Churchill. … Read more
Hong Kong is an amazing thriving and thrumming colony, at least it was under British rule. On July 1, 1997 the UK turned over the sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. I’ve always believed that Hong Kong was a difficult subject for China. The inhabitants of the colony were used to a westernized life and … Read more
…my country, its founding and the fact that although we’ve made some missteps we’ve corrected most of them. When we say we’re an exceptional country it’s because we were founded on the idea of the individual’s freedom, not the freedom of the state. Happy Birthday, America! Don’t let anyone blow out your candles!
I found this story yesterday and it amazed me. Father Augustus Tolton was born a slave in Missouri in 1854. He made it to freedom with his mother and siblings when he was nine, which would put the escape in 1863 in the middle of the Civil War. He grew up in Illinois, wanted to … Read more