The Real McCoy

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 072021
 

Florida has seen its share of outlaws, brigands, pirates, cutthroats, and smugglers, too. And I doubt few were as popular as Bill McCoy. Even today, old-timers who spent their life on or near the water remember hearing stories about him. Born in New York in 1877, William Frederick McCoy was the son of a man […]

Small Town Ghost Story

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022019
 

Halloween has long since passed, but today I thought I would share a ghost story with you that I was reminded of on our recent visit to Ohio. My mother’s family lived in the charming little town of Maumee, on the banks of the Maumee River. This area is rich in history and was hotly […]

William Jennings Bryan

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132019
 

In the small town of Salem, Illinois, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 50 and Interstate 57, we learned about one of America’s greatest political figures from a century ago. Born in Salem on March 19, 1860, William Jennings Bryan went on to become an attorney, newspaper editor, congressman, and influential public speaker. He […]

A Visit To Sin City

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202018
 

Back when we were teaching at Life on Wheels we spent a lot of time in southern Kentucky since one of our venues was at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. So it kind of felt like old home week when we were visiting our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield just south of there in […]