I'd assumed that Carry Nation was a short woman, like the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland. I was wrong. She was about 6-feet tall. Let that sink in. Google shows me that male soldiers (21 year olds) of the time averaged about 5'8" and women of a similar age were a little over 5'3". She … Continue reading Carry A Nation
This might be an odd place to start a blog. I don't care. I started watching the Ken Burn's PBS Prohibition a few nights ago and a friend (Hey, Jill!) told me that she'd be excited to read what I thought. America DRANK. Physicians used to recommend whiskey and cider and rum and beer as … Continue reading Prohibition part 1.