Once in a while, we have to take a little break from blogging, tweeting, pinning, and general social-networking. We'd like to say that we're going on glorious vacations, but this time we'll be tackling edits and other book-writing-tasks - which can be every bit as daunting as this lady's catch.
See you back here next week!
Left: Mrs. A.W. (Pauline) Barrett and boatman Jim Gardner and the black sea bass she caught, 1901. The fish weighed 461 pounds, and she caught it with a rod and reel off Catalina Island, CA. Photo courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.