Newspaper Archive

If you haven’t checked out Elephind.com, I suggest you give it a try. At last count it has more than 200,311,212 items from 4,345 newspapers. Try searching for a long lost relative or …

Word Origins

Fun info from a newsletter I follow. Freelancer translates to “a sword for hire.” Originally, it referred to medieval mercenaries who fought for whichever country paid them the most. Today, …

RSS Feeds and Readers

One of the upsides (and there are very few) of using social media is the ability to communicate to your friends, family, etc with simple quicks posts that show up …

First & Lasts

Been thinking about firsts and lasts alot lately. With the move, the back injury and just life in general there have many of both. The last time to wake up …

Possession

When you buy a house there are several days that are milestones. One of those is the day you actually take possession of the property. Today was that day for …

Family History

Due to COVID-19 the Memphis Public Library website has extra access to the Commercial Appeal archives all the way back to 1894. Every issue from about July 1 of that …