Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thanksgiving, His Birdship, and Godey’s Lady’s Book

Louis Antoine Godey began publication of Godey’s Lady’s Book in 1830 in Philadelphia. The magazine was aimed at the ever-expanding audience of American women, and was intended to educate and entertain. Over time, the publication would morph into an important

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A Civil War Thanksgiving: Recipes from Miss Leslie’s Complete Cookery

“Every one knows that “the” event of Thanksgiving Day is the Thanksgiving dinner. And it is right and reasonable that it should be thus. For a good dinner is the crowning achievement of every home. It strikes a chord to

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Excerpted from SCARRED: A Civil War Novel of Redemption

In which we meet Zach, as he sets forth on his journey toward redemption. . . . Chapter 3 Late Fall 1863 A reddish-orange sun rose above the heavily-treed mountains to Zach’s right as he rode away from Knoxville. His

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