Tag Archives: Oregon Trail

The Post I’ve Dreaded To Write

For new subscribers, you’ll interested to know the theme of this blog examines CHANGE. Sprinkling our life-adaptations with humor makes them easier to swallow or at least…creates some head-smacking moments of epiphany. I’ve discovered, looking at the past, puts a … Continue reading

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Death Quilts

This Friday, we look at change in the 1870s.  The change is so drastic, it’s made poor Violet Spinrad avoid a sacred pastime for women. Patricia Woolsey had a sewing get-together, today. My heart wasn’t in it.  I didn’t go. … Continue reading

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NOT the Salt of the Earth

Welcome to 1870 where Violet Spinrad finds something needs to change. Alice Hopkins showed up at my door. She was out of salt.  Can you imagine? That’s like being out of air. We’re so poor the only thing on our … Continue reading

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Needles, Dogs, and Secrets

In 1871, Women sew more than quilts for a change. “Can you stitch up the dog?” That’s what every woman wants to hear when she’s cooking dinner.  The kids were poking each other with sticks and into this chaos, Henry … Continue reading

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Before Morning Breaks: Floozys on Main Street

January 6, 1871                          Honorary Editor: Dangling Participle Lichen Last’s week’s horse race down Main Street by gauzily clad ladies of negotiable virtue set off a roaring firestorm.Prairie mesdames Patricia Woolsey and Alice Hopkins began a campaign to remove the “underbelly … Continue reading

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Hard Candy Christmas

I’m William Woolsey. Silky Sue, owner of the Salt Lick Saloon came to me with a proposition, I tried to be civil. I told her there were other men in town who’d be her freighter. But she didn’t want miners … Continue reading

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1870s: Christmas Gifts in the Wind

Changes make Christmas skip over Two Pan and Violet Spinrad. Violet Spinrad says: After a body experiences thirty Christmases, the thrill of the season crumbles into another day of work.  A child is needed to inflate the holiday. The wee … Continue reading

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Iron Woman and Duck Man

Another Pioneer Friday and Bricker should keep up with the Changes. That’s why he’s now squinting. It had to be a man who invented the iron. No woman would’ve said, let’s whack a cannon ball in half, throw it in … Continue reading

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Three Dinkin’ Outhouses in 2000 Miles

Welcome To Pioneer Friday In Two Pan A quick peek into why the folks of  Two Pan Are so stubborn…Uncommon… And sometimes…Up All Night. (See the sidebar to learn more about the wild and all-warts-revealed fictional Oregon pioneer town) Violet … Continue reading

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