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PENMANSHIP: THE LOST ART

This is the story of Austin Palmer, (Not Arnold Palmer) the man who developed the Palmer Method Of Handwriting.

He started a school for handwriting, where the method was taught to many individuals, but best known for teaching e

ducators who could pass the skill on to their students throughout the country.

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Pinewood House and Gardens: Visiting A Luxurious Past

Pinewood house is a private mansion originally owned by Austin Buck, who was a vice president of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

The mansion was built for Austin Buck and his family to vacation in Florida.  It is down the hill from Bok Tower Gardens in

Lake Wales, Florida.  The house has many unique features, mentioned in the article, plus how the house ids used by the

administration at Bok Tower Gardens.

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A PIONEER'S BATCH OF SYRUP

A citrus nurseryman near Ft. Mead, Florida had such fond memories of his childhood days helping to make the familys

cane sugar, he decided to reproduce a sugar cane mill himself.  He fabricated his own large copper kettle, the cane mill,

and the firebrick furnace.  He was proud to introduce the family tradition to his children and grandchildren.

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CHRISTOPHER LATHAM SHOLES: A Champion For Women Office Workers

Sholes was the inventor of the first practical typewriter, which became the Remington typewriter.  The story tell of his

experiments along the way, and also exposes the fallacies about the home row and the touch system in typing instructions. 

The Dvorak keyboard history is also covered.

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SOARING BIRDS

Is a personal account of my experience as a passenger in a glider.  Soaring Birds was the name the pilot gave to birds

we encountered at 3,000 feet, and how their soaring habits helped him find ideal air currents.

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SOJOURNER TRUTH    (A.K.A. Aint I A Woman).

Sojourner Truth was a black slavewoman who escaped her master because he reneged on his promise to free her, and

didnt.  She lived and traveled in and around New York City, and through her religious faith, and sincere nature, she

befriended several people who helped her find legitimate freedom.  Her English grammar was very poor, but she later

commanded the attention of large audiences with her talks on slavery.  

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Anyone Can Be A Good Speaker-- If Necessary

In my personal study of public speaking, and as a former member of Toastmasters International, I learned the secret of

overcoming stage fright.  Some secrets used by professional speakers are revealed in the article.

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THE STATUES OF YBOR CITY: A Walking Tour

Ybor City is steeped in Cuban-American history.  The many statues hold much significance to that history.  The related

story of each statue is told.

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A VISIT TO SINGING TOWERTo Get Your Head Together

The story walks the reader through the various stops and views along the footpaths of the Bok Tower Gardens,

where visitors can feel a peaceful respite amidst natures healing power.

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The Waving Girl of Savannah, Georgia

The waving Girl was Florence Martus, who at age 19, joined her brother who was a lighthouse keeper on the Savannah River.

She waved a white cloth by day, and a lantern at night to all the passing ships coming and going on the riverfor 40 years

when her brother retired.

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YBOR CITY STATE MUSEUM: A STATEMENT ABOUT HERITAGE

Many Cuban-American, and other nationalities are outwardly proud of their community.  A visit to the

Ybor City State Museum quickly educates outsiders on why they are so proud.

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Some A.B.C.'s On pH and N-P-K

This short article takes the mystery out of what the abbreviations mean, and helps gardeners to determine how to best

understand the soil, and the treatment of soil for gardening and farming.

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