A Love Note to Lester & Annemarie in Palmetto Bay

Warren Schmidt’s blogs are a treasure for all of us. One of the many positive ripples from his writings are the relationships that sprout from the seeds he plants. I have had the honor of meeting-via telephone conversations-Lester & Annemarie Brockmann. Lester found us via the blogs, and reached out after Warren’s blog on Adolf … More A Love Note to Lester & Annemarie in Palmetto Bay

Adolf the Blacksmith

There was a time around here when the name, Adolf, was pretty common.  Not anymore.  World War II and Adolf Hitler put an end to that name in America.  However, today’s main character was born before that time, and he is today’s birthday boy.  His name was Adolf Meyr. Adolf Meyr was the son of … More Adolf the Blacksmith

George Gerhardt – From Blacksmith to Selling Refrigerators

Today’s post once again sent me off on some more tangential research (down some extra rabbit holes).  This time, I was off on a journey to learn the history of refrigeration and tractor trailers.  I had actually done some of this research a while back on refrigeration when I was writing my Wittenberg ’03 book.  … More George Gerhardt – From Blacksmith to Selling Refrigerators