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We would have to just do everwhat she wanted us to do

“Well, of course, we had to help with the housework, all . . . we had to do the sweeping and the dishwashing and the scrubbing of floors. We . . . we just had wood floors, no . . . with no paint on ‘em, no nothing on ‘em, and . . . and […]

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The over-wrought child requires quiet methods

Bulletin of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, published in Richmond, distributed statewide July 1921, Bulletin No. 166, p. 74 “Have you studied this subject seriously—the nervous child?” Should there be one rigid rule for the training of all children? I am convinced that there should not. And if there is one exception it […]

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Francis Scott Key’s descendants in western Maryland

In 1870 Alice Key Howard [the author’s aunt], a daughter of Mrs. Charles Howard, bought from a man named Stabler a four room hunting lodge with separate kitchens, standing in a dense grove of oaks, many of whose survivors still surround the present house. Even in my memory there was an oak grove with a […]

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He wears the breeches but the lady has the brains

John Wesley Langley resigned from Congress (R., Kentucky 10th Congressional District) in January 1926, after losing an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States to set aside his conviction on charges of conspiracy to violate the Volstead Act. He’d been caught trying to bribe a Prohibition officer and sent to the federal penitentiary […]

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