Living long, Roslyn’s story


I happened to be going thru some old charts I have and noticed this one of my friend's mother. I realized that Roz was now 93 years old and had never been sick a day in her life -- literally. her pregnancies were a walk in the park, her deliveries effortless. She met her husband…

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This week in Carson City, Nevada 10/10-14/2018


Carson City, the capitol of Nevada, is about 30 miles south of Reno.  It is a picturesque town filled with slot machines like every town and gas station in the state.  This week we have a bucket with an Uranian Handle so look for things to break, change and suddenly pop up that are either…

Song and Vance Johnson


Charles Van Dell Johnson was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the only child of Loretta (née Snyder), a housewife, and Charles E. Johnson, a native Swede and came to the United States as a young child,  His mother was  Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and an alcoholic who left the family when he was a child. His…

Cave-in, Larksville PA 1922


The history of the event We have highlighted another cave-in around the Northeastern Pennsylvania area that was a large mining district because of its hard firing, cleaning-burning coal:  the best coal ever discovered throughout the world.  This one, in 1922 in nearby Larksville, destroyed a high school on August 24, 1922.  There are no casualties…

#292 Vernon California, Boxing & Jack Doyle


The city of Vernon is best known today for its meatpacking plants and slaughterhouses, but nearly a century ago vied with Madison Square Garden for the title of "Boxing Capital of the World." In his Vernon Arena, promoter Jack Doyle staged 20-round world championship fights and, between bouts, allowed the sporting set to refresh itself…

Jupiter Cycle 1797


  This Jupiter cycle, chosen because it is the one that ushers in the 19th century, and all of the Jones 1000 falls within the 19th and 20th centuries.  It starts offs on a rather militaristic note. Mars is in the tenth house and it is the point focus of an opposition between Pluto that…