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

Sandler the Smithy

I have written about one of today’s characters before.  Twice, in fact.  I wrote a story about his parents……Watching So Many Children Die, and I wrote a story about one of his sons……..Finding a Job and a Wife in the Big City.  Today would be the 139th anniversary of his marriage, so I chose to … More Sandler the Smithy

Bruno’s Buggies

If Bruno and Hulda Schade [pronounced Shaw-dee] were still alive today, Bruno might be bringing his wife a cake that says, “Happy 135th Birthday” on it.  However, after reading today’s post, you might think that Bruno may also be saying to Hulda, “How about we get the old buggy out of the garage and go … More Bruno’s Buggies