Archive for June, 2007

2007 – A Sad Week At The Huntington Home

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

I guess I should open this by immediately saying that there’s been no major tragedy or accident and everybody is alive and in good health. But it has been a sad week, given that they aired the final episode of the season for our favorite program, “The Deadliest Catch”. We consider The Deadliest Catch to [...]

1584 – The Good Old Days Of Cheap Uppowoc

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I’ve started, yet another, determined effort to give up smoking.  Now this has nothing to do with health concerns or any type of social stigma, but economics.  It’s hard to enjoy the nasty habit when, between the State & the Federal governments, a pack of Marlboro is running $9.  That’s what I just finished paying [...]

1791- Alexander Hamilton and the First Bank of the United States

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I'm a little angry today, so it's an opportune time to talk a little bit about Alexander Hamilton in 1791. Most folks have heard of this guy at one time or another, and I think a lot of them carry the mistaken belief that he was one of the earliest Presidents. Hamilton never made it [...]

1912 – The Man In The Velvet Suit

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Yard sale season is in full swing now, and I finally let Mrs. Huntington out of the cellar after her last excursion as I talked about here. She rushed home with a great find today,  much better than that box of shoe lasts’.  It was a nice gesture, although I’m more inclined to believe that she [...]