Posted in History, Prose

The Goblin Hallow Ghost!

Thanks to hannawylie, Smalltownlore:

Goblin Hallow Murder

On a warm spring day in May, 1859; the settlement then known as Orwell Rear, (present day Lyndale) was left shocked and saddened by the brutal murder 40 year old Annie Beaton.

Globin’s ghost
near the Scottish set-tlement
of Lyndale on Queen’s Road
can give you a real fright
if you happen to
stumble upon
Anne Beaton’s
murder site
in the dark
of the night.

Posted in Art, History

Some Discovered Art Gems

In Remembrance:

Shown below is some of the Art Work of my father-in-law, Frank Knapp, formerly of Hagerstown, MD, USA.


Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart composing:

From his time in the 304th Infantry Regiment during WWII as a T/4 Chaplain’s Assistant, From Normandy to Berlin.

From his time as a pianist/organist working for Moller Pipe Organ Company in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Posted in History, Information

General Tso’s Fast Food Restaurant Not Near Yu!

General Tso’s chicken is s popular sweet deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants. The dish is named after Zuo Zongtang (also romanized Tso Tsung-t’ang), a Qing dynasty statesman and military leader. However, there is no recorded connection to him nor is the dish known in Hunan, Zuo’s home province.

The dish is not found in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, or in Xiangyin County, where Zuo was born. Moreover, Zuo’s descendants in Xiangyin County, when interviewed, say that they never heard of such a dish.

Posted in History, Prose

Many Rivers to Cross . . .

The 304th Infantry Crossing Rhine River at St. Goar, Germany (4/9/45).

We had already done a hard day’s fighting when information came back to our trucks that the enemy battalian CP was still located in the next village.

The order was, ‘Take it!’

T/4 Frank Knapp, Jr., WWII


We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay. Doc Hastings

Posted in History, Information, Science

What a Loser Was Albert Einstein!?

Albert Einstein today as a child would probably be on drugs diagnosed with ADHD or Autism!

He didn’t talk until 4.

His grandmother called him ‘thick’ or not very smart.

Repeated words and sentences over and over until he was 7.

Maybe had a form of autism.

Didn’t learn to read until 9 and didn’t like school.

He was disorganized, forgot things, his lectures were hard to follow – the classical ‘absent-minded’ professor.

He attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich until he was 12.

Dropped out of high school at 16.

Failed the entrance exam the first time he applied for college!

What a loser by today’s standards!

But still the greatest creative scientific mind in history!