Dorothy Grebenak’s artistic work was unconventional. To begin with, she was a married woman in the 1950s and 1960s making her own money, secondly, her subjects were detergent labels, manhole covers, and baseball cards, nothing particularly special or uncommon, and thirdly all her work was made in the medium of fiber arts, specifically hooked rugs. Nowadays her art would be called “cool” and “artsy” but back then people thought of it as just some cute little rugs to place in the living room. Most people didn’t see her work as actual art. It was just a rug after all. But the pieces Dorothy Grebenak made were creative, detailed, and full of hard work.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence July 4th, 1776.
I’ll bet you think you know him, but Jefferson was so much more than most people think. Jefferson was an inventor, gardener, architect, macaroni lover, prehistoric bone collector, pirate fighter, founding foodie, and a passionate patriot. From his childhood of education, powerful political career, and later work, Jefferson was working tirelessly for his country. He was Thomas Jefferson.
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The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692 and ended after being proclaimed unlawful by Massachusetts courts. Here are some interesting facts about the hunting of the "witches".
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In case you don't know who Louis the 14th is, below is a short overview of who he was. He was a French monarch, who lived from 1638 to 1718, he helped get France out of debt, was a strong supporter of the arts, and kind of narcissistic.
Belle Boyd was known as a writer, actress, and mother, but her biggest claim to fame is spying for the Confederacy during the Civil War. As a spy, Belle daringly flirted with Union soldiers to learn all she could to help further the Southern cause. Her life was filled with adventure, drama, and intrigue. If you have a moment, I’ll share with you a story of a childhood of privilege, a career as a spy, and a life after the Civil War.
If this year’s crazy election season doesn’t have enough wacky political controversy and weirdness for you, then here are some strange 3rd parties to tickle your fancy! Just a note: appearance on this list should not be considered an endorsement from the author. Just thought these were interesting.