The History of Presidents Day

President Rutherford B. Hayes created the holiday in 1879 to remember our first president George Washington's birthday. The holiday was on February 22nd. The holiday was originally called Washington's Birthday. Los Angeles streetcar decorated for Washington's Birthday, c. 1892 In doing my research, there were many weird things about this holiday. For instance, the name in certain states,

The History of Valentine’s Day

Every February 14, we see the explosion of flowers, hearts, chocolate, and stuffed animals. But do you ever sit back and wonder why it is celebrated? Who is this St. Valentine and why is it important? Who is the guy with the angel wings and the arrow that shoots you with a bow and you

Book Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts

Description: From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . . When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job,

Book Review: Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Description: New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War. August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas,