Paula C. Henderson
Paula is a freelance writer, healthy food advocate, mom and cookbook author.
For the Love of Dogs
We have a special fondness for dogs, that’s for sure. They are a part of the family. It seems in recent times our love and affection for the canine has increased one hundred fold.
The Post Office and Women
The Post Office: An Early Employer of Women Sarah Goddard and Mary Katherine Goddard were known female Postmasters in the 1700s. The post office archives goes on to mention Ann Clay, postmaster in New Castle, Delaware. Elizabeth Creswell postmaster in Charlestown, Maryland and in 1792 postmaster Sarah DeCrow in Hertford, North Carolina.
When Me and My Family Went Missing in the 1970s
A true story. My entire family, my mom, dad, me and my brother all went missing in 1979. I was 14, a freshman in high school. I considered this quaint little town my home. It’s wonderful people, my friends. I was on the drill team; which I loved! I played softball in the summers. I was on a bowling team in the winter. It’s where I became a Girl Scout, rode my bicycle down the Jumbo. Sang songs with my best friend out on the lawn (it was the 70s!). Where I would sing way too loud to the radio and records in my room to the dismay of the boy next door. (I owe him an apology!) Rode my bike everywhere! It is where my grandmother died. Where I got my first job. It is where I grew up. It was home.
Disrespecting the Rule of Law
I try to remain mindful that someone with a different opinion then mine believes as strongly in their opinion as I do my own. This is why, of course, we usually have to agree to disagree with many people, right?
Healthy Choices For A Healthier You
The healthiest foods you can consume are vegetables. They should make up at least 70% of your daily food intake. Vegetables have the widest variety of balanced nutrients for the body and many of them are good sources of Protein, Vitamin C, fiber, Calcium, and healthy carbs.
FIRST BLACK WOMAN ON A POSTAGE STAMP
The first black woman to have her likeness honored on a United States postage stamp did not happen until 1978 as a part of the Post Office Black Heritage Series.
Three Days With John George Trump
On January 7, 1943, Nikola Tesla passed away in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in New York City, his residence for the last ten years (NY Times).
FUN WITH TOILET PAPER
Does anyone remember the toilet paper hoarding of 1973? Apparently Johnny Carson teased on The Tonight Show during his monologue about a supposed toilet paper shortage in Wisconsin causing a shortage at the stores that did not end for months.