They began tearing down the Cracker House a few days ago. It had stood at 914 Main Street in St. Joseph, Missouri, since 1873.
The leaders of the Confederate States of America were running for their lives 154 years ago this week.
It’s so easy, you don’t even think about it. You go to your favorite supermarket, compare items on the shelves, take the ones you want, pay for them, and leave.
This column is, admittedly, different than most. Blame progress. I don’t like “new & improved” anything; I’m a fan of “old & worse.” Which is how we wound up with today’s topic.
Of the many sad stories scattered throughout history, few are sadder than the tale of the Romanovs.