This post is for all of the city folk, who have never encountered a strand of piercing, stabbing barbs of twisted wire. May you never have to! Scroll down to enjoy a crossword puzzle activity to download. See more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> Andi yanked at the wire with all herContinue reading “Barbed Wire”
Category Archives: A Blast from the Past
Note: This is a true story! Only the names have been changed to merge it with the Circle C Adventures. Read more Andi’s Journal and Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> April 1876 After I got used to going to school way back when I was six, I discovered that my school mistressContinue reading “Mail-order Brides”
Read more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> If you have read the new Circle C Milestones book #6, Stranger in the Glade, “Winter Ice for Summer,” you got a up-close and personal look at something Andi had never experienced before: harvesting the ice she took so much for granted all her life.Continue reading “Harvesting Ice”
1800s Inventions for Andi
See more Blasts from the Past and Andi’s Journal in Andi’s Attic >> Christmas 1878 I was so disappointed not to be able to portray Mary until Christmas was well on its way out. Sure, the pageant was lovely, but on New Year’s Eve? Really? Besides, I was still so tired after my bout withContinue reading “1800s Inventions for Andi”
Scarlet Fever, 1800s Style
See more Blasts from the Past and Andi’s Journal in Andi’s Attic >> Christmas 1878 We almost didn’t have Christmas this year. I came down with scarlet fever, and so did a lot of other kids in town. Doctor Weaver closed school with a big sign that read “QUARANTINE,” which means nobody can be withContinue reading “Scarlet Fever, 1800s Style”
Chuck Wagon (and Recipes)
Find more Andi’s Journal and Circle C Recipes in Andi’s Attic >> July 1886 It’s too bad Riley married somebody who can lasso better than she can cook. It’s not that I haven’t tried, but somehow my best ideas do not turn out. Then Riley gave me his best idea ever! “Here’s what you needContinue reading “Chuck Wagon (and Recipes)”
Where Can I Buy a Watch?
Did you ever think about how certain big stores got their start? Ever heard of the old Sears & Roebuck company? If not, you may enjoy this fun history tale from Andi’s point of view. Note: The original startup history is true, but Mrs. M took literary license and allowed Andi to see the catalog, whichContinue reading “Where Can I Buy a Watch?”
This was first posted in 2011 by request from Hannah, who wanted to know what money looked like and what it was worth, like when Andi and Rosa bought ribbon for a dime (Long Ride Home). Find more Andi’s Journal (and A Blast from the Past) posts in Andi’s Attic >> January 1881 Coin GalleryContinue reading “1880s Money”
President Garfield Assassinated!
Read more journal entries and blasts from the past in Andi’s Attic >> Andi’s Journal July 11, 1881. Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Oh, dear, it’s true! Our new president (who has only been in office about six months or so) was assassinated this last summer. It happened on July 2, 1881. Mitch, Cory,Continue reading “President Garfield Assassinated!”
Read more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> If you missed the two-part Fourth of July Andi’s Journal posts, you can start here >> So, how’s your history? Andi’s history knowledge is very good. In her classroom, the founding fathers are pounded into students’ heads so that they will never forget how aContinue reading “Independence Day”