Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Painting Styles

This summer EG took on the job of painting our house. Several places needed replacement of boards which he did first. Then he primed and caulked where necessary; finally the paint. We are now enjoying the choices we made.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Speaking of Recipes . . .

This Herb/Spice Recipe book is still available. It has many recipes using a variety of herbs and spices. Read about it at this Etsy site.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Recipes Needed

With the cool days soon to be upon us, we need some new recipes, or some old ones, that fit the season. Do you have any good soup recipes? Or a good cookie or bar recipe? Please share if you do. Just send to the email address:

Thank you so much!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Tearful Episode

Saturday morning, June 19, 2010 members of the Historical Society in Steamboat Rock were brought to tears! Was it a revelation about the Rainsbargers? Did someone discover a horse thief as a relative? What could have made everyone cry?
It seems that unbeknownst to anyone, including past employees, there was a small vial of tear gas secreted in the vault as a security measure. Saturday morning, vibration caused the vial to fall to the floor and break, causing everyone to exit the bank rather quickly.
The Historical Society has an open house each Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00. Anyone interested in local history is invited to come and share. A gas mask is not usually required.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

What Do You Know About United States Money?

We who live in the United States use money almost daily. But do you know the history of this money?
Before 1775 people in the American colonies used English, Spanish and French money.
1775: The Continental congress printed paper money to finance the American Revolution. Its value dropped quickly, soon becoming nearly worthless.
1782: Congress passed laws making the dollar our official currency and authorizing the U.S. Government to make coins.
1793-1861: Private banks printed their own paper money, called "State Bank Notes."
Eventually, there were 7,000 kinds of paper money in the U.S.
1861: In order to finance the Civil War, the Federal Government issued official United States paper money.
1863-1929: Private banks printed official U. S. Government "National Bank Notes."
1913: Congress created the Federal Reserve, the official bank of the United States. This bank issues the only U.S. paper money made today. Look for the words, "Federal Reserve Note" on any U. S. bill.
(Taken from Financial Literacy 2010)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An Interesting Website

Something new has been developed that will be a guide to Steamboat Rock, Iowa and the new Historical Museum. Our historical society has a new interesting website. It is available for you to visit even though it is being added to and refined regularly. If you find errors or mistakes, if you find incorrect information or would like to make a comment on something in it, please do so. We encourage your input.