The woman who cut of her husbands penis

Bertha Boronda, the Woman Who Was Arrested for Cutting Off Her Husband’s Penis With a Razor in 1907 Bertha and her husband, Frank Boronda, had been married about 6 years when her assault on him took place. Frank was born Mario Narcisso Boronda in 1863 to a large family with Mexican roots that had lived…

Every 100 years

History repeats itself. They say something like this happens about every 100 years or so. Came across this poem written in 1869, reprinted during 1919 Pandemic. This is Timeless…. It was written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara: And people stayed at home And read books And listened And they rested And did exercises And made…

Piss poor

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor” But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford…

The history of aprons

The History of ‘APRONS’ I don’t think most kids today know what an apron is. The principle use of Mom’s or Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with…

You think you have problems

For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die…

Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels In 2016 the makers of Jack Daniel’s revealed an enslaved person from Africa was instrumental in creating the recipe and method for its famous Tennessee whiskey. For 150 years the formula and process were attributed to the Reverend Daniel Call, a white Lutheran minister from Lynchburg (pictured here holding a guitar). Reverend Call…

Wives wanted

I found this pic on line from a time before internet dating, lonely hearts add and definitely long before one night stands. Its safe to say things havent changed too much over time as single people are still on the look out for there soul mate we just go about it differently

History

Children outside Holnicote House children’s home in Somerset. Thousands of mixed-race British babies were born in World War II — and adoption by their black American fathers was blocked Around 2.2%of the population of England and Wales is now mixed race and 3.3% are from black ethnic groups. During World War II, over 70 years…

Diving horses

Spectators watch a horse diving act at an unspecified location ( perhaps Pueblo , Colorado ) on July 4 , 1905 . Horse diving was a popular spectacle through much of the 19th century , with horses ( with or without a person onboard ) would jump from towers into a pool of water from…

Mass in a cabin

“Mass in a Connemara Cabin” by Aloysius O’Kelly, 1883 This beautiful painting, long believed to have been lost, hung for a century in the presbytery of St Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh. It represents a custom known as ‘The Stations’, which involved the celebration of mass in private homes in Ireland. Originally conceived as a means…