Miners have always had it tough, but in 1916 women played a key role in the strike the miners had. Megan Marsnik researched the history of the strike and found women played a huge role and even wrote about it in her book called "Underground".
Most of the time the Lunch with the History People features a book by someone that looks at the history of the area, and talks about that history and what they found looking back. This week it will feature someone with an extensive collection of Twin Ports Photos.
Over a dozen history organizations are gathering May 8th at the Great Hall of the St. Louis Heritage & Arts Center (The Depot) to present the History Fair. They will showcase artifacts and interesting pieces of our local rich history.
We drove past the Portland Malt Shoppe on Superior Street and I was surprised to see the OPEN sign illuminated! It sparked excitement because that's the gateway to summer, but also evoked a giggle since we had been receiving small snow squalls all day.
My take is: the toilet paper should come OVER the top. That way when you can't find the end or you're in the dark you can just spin it downward and the end will eventually come off leaving it easy to grab. I've had people argue that fact, but now there's proof.
Remember these cute little bugs? The Cootie Bug game was one of my favorites as a child, along with Parcheesi, Yahtzee and Life! (not a fan of Monopoly due to my crappy math ability, although it did teach me to make change). But, everybody had their favorites. "Toys" is a national trav…