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Monthly Archives: February 2010
In 1899, a San Francisco assayer wished to send a trunk to his wife, who was visiting friends in Murphy’s , Calaveras County. He went to see William R. and Henry D. Morton, proprietors of Morton Special Delivery at 404-408 Taylor… Continue reading
I ride the bus to work almost every day. Because I board the bus at one of the first stops on the route, I have my choice of seats — usually up near the front of the bus. A couple… Continue reading
Monday is Presidents Day , the annual sales event throughout the entire mall. This is a good thing. But it’s also Black History Month, as you know. We can now combine the two observances in the person of Barack Obama, 44th… Continue reading
On February 10, 1946, Jack Roosevelt Robinson and Rachel Isum were married in a big ceremony in Los Angeles. A couple weeks later, the Robinsons were on their way to Daytona Beach, Florida, and spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers…. Continue reading
Something that has always struck me when reading about the Civil Rights Movement is the courage of those individuals who fought for equal rights under such dangerous circumstances. (I wonder if I would have been as brave as they were… Continue reading