I picked up The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide (1902, reprinted 1966) and was skimming through the section on “Educational History,” and came across these two titles (grabbed screen shots at Archive dot org).
Here’s the blurb in The Literature of American History:
Together these two works, which are really companions, present a full view of Oberlin history for it first half century. The first one presents the colony and the college in their mutual relations particularly, while the jubilee addresses deal almost wholly with prominent phases of college work and influence. The books are strongly marked by Oberlin thought and feeling.
We caught about 50+ crappie (pronounced ‘croppy’) this morning. We are taking pounds and pounds of crappie fillets back to Mississippi. There is a fish fry in our future.
It was a beautiful morning, atypical for Texas this time of year. Started off almost chilly. Met up with the guide at the local gas station / country store / grill. Got a breakfast sandwich and more coffee. Made our way down to the 4000 acre lake and commenced to fishing and telling fishing stories.
Over the years, I’ve fished many times with Mr. Big Food’s Dad, Mr. Big Food hisself, and a Guide. The men take great care to not catch anything bigger than I. Don’t know how they do it, but they always manage to celebrate my biggest catch of the day.
The Guide even staged this photo.
Mr. Big Food was pretty proud of the two giant cats he caught. Nasty looking things, IMHO. But sometime in the future, a catfish filet from this lake will land on my plate and it will be delicious.
Until then, it’s happy trails avoiding the interstates on our way back home.
1 hard cooked egg, chopped fine 1 Tbsp mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, plus more, for spreading on bread slices Dash dried dill weed Dash salt 4 ½ oz can deviled ham 1 tsp prepared horseradish 1 tsp prepared mustard 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese 2 medium unpared cucumbers, scored 6-7 inch round loaf rye bread, unsliced
Combine egg, 1 Tbsp mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, dill weed, and salt.
Combine deviled ham, horseradish, and mustard.
Beat cream cheese and blue cheese until fluffy.
Slice cucumbers thin and cut slices in half. Cut 4 ½-inch horizontal slices from center of rye loaf and spread each slice with mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. For each pie, spread Egg Filling evenly in center of each slice. Ring with Ham Filling, then with Cheese Filling. Overlap cucumbers atop. Cut into wedges and serve.
Origninally published March 2015. These are awesome.
Named after the Texas Hill Country town started by German immigrants
Potatoes, pared and sliced lengthwise into eighths
Cold water (to soak potatoes)
1 tsp butter or bacon drippings for each potato used (or more fat, if needed), melted
Salt, pepper to taste
A few caraway seeds
Soak potato slices in cold water to cover for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400o. Drain potatoes and pat dry. Drizzle melted fat over potatoes, turning to coat evenly. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet (lined with aluminum foil for easy clean up, if desired). Bake until potatoes are browned, turning occasionally. When done, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and a few caraway seeds.
June 6, 1944– Tonight’s communiqué just in from D-Day invasion headquarters summarizes the news. “Allied forces,” it says, “have succeeded in their initial landings in France; and fighting continues.”
Lowell Thomas was the Walter Cronkite of radio. Beginning in 1930, he broadcast twice each evening on CBS radio. It was said that his voice had been heard by more people than any other man’s in history.
So this evening, 75 years ago, this is what Americans– whose husbands, sons, brothers, and fathers were among the “tens of thousands of men”– heard.