HOOT N’ HOLLER

A surprise awaits you at the end of the blog. Square dancing . . . do you know how to square dance? The name comes from what my son says is four couples arranged in a square. I learned how to do this kind of dancing when in high school. It has become familiar to me...

It wasn’t always a museum!

Unlike the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this building wasn’t always a museum, it was the country home, first for the Lockwood’s, then the Mathew’s. Lockwood–Mathews Mansion is a Second Empire style country house, now a museum, at 295 West Avenue...
In the 19th Century… Women’s Suffrage

In the 19th Century… Women’s Suffrage

It began around 1840 here in the USA. Women’s suffrage. That’s the same year of Ireland’s potato famine. Women had their own famine, lack of freedom, poor job situations, lack of education for children who had to work to help their families. Working...

THE BILTMORE HOUSE

A couple of years ago, my husband, Tom Claus and I spent three fantastic days in Asheville, NC, home to the Biltmore House. The place is awesome. It is the largest privately-owned home in the United States. The 250-room mansion features 33 family and guest bedrooms,...

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