Recognizing Fathers on 19 June 2016, Gena and Jean tackle the subject of fishing, including personal experiences, types of fishing methods in earlier generations, and even grunion running in California. Their resources can be found by clicking here. The related photo comes from Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Originally posted on 5 June 2016, this program examines the issues of ladies' underwear throughout the ages. To access the various sources that went into this research, click here. Note: the photo is from the Ladies Home Journal.
Gena and Jean commissioned stories from their listeners that demonstrate magnificent mothers and grandmothers. Additional blog posts include stories that didn't fit into the podcast. Originally posted 8 May 2016; photo above, Virginia Marie Johnson Wilcox (Jean's mother).
Advertising is nothing new . . . companies have been promoting their products and services as long as such things existed. Gena and Jean discuss different methods our ancestors learned of the latest and greatest on the market. Click here to learn about the resources used in this research. Originally posted 24 April 2016.
Remembering the Titanic on the anniversary of its demise, Gena and Jean discuss ocean travel and its hazards to our ancestors and changes in recent years. Click here for information on the resources used.
Originally posted 10 April 2016 in remembrance of the anniversary of the event.
Photo: LOC, Icehouse, Hartford County, Maryland
Refrigerating or keeping food cold was often a trial for our ancestors. Take a trip back in time to learn about the progress made in this aspect of social history. Click here for resources on this topic.
Originally posted 27 March 2016.
Photo by Miriam Adrianowicz, used with permission, copyright 2006
Gena and Jean discuss many aspects of the Irish culture and Immigration to America, mostly in the 1800s.
To learn more, check our blog on this topic. Originally posted 13 March 2016 to honor St. Paddy's Day.
In honor of President's day, Gena and Jean talk about the various jobs and residents of the White House, including the many First Ladies (and their substitutes). Click here for resources used in this podcast.
Originally posted 28 February 2016.