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I had read the summary on the back cover of In Falling Snow by Mary Rose MacColl multiple times. I was drawn to it because its main protagonist is a nurse during World War 1. She also has a brother serving. Both these facts were somewhat similar to my work-in-progress Angel of Mercy. I was eager to compare and contrast, so I asked for the novel as a gift.
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What was Thanksgiving like a century ago?
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This is when Josephine Cochran entered the scene. She hadn’t set out to perfect the dishwasher, but instead had the intention of protecting her fine china from being accidently chipped by her servants.
https://www.melinadruga.com/josephine-cochran-history-of-the-dishwasher/
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A little more on my plans for the upcoming year.
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What would you purchase if you had more money than you could spend? A private island? A fleet of personal jets? A sports team? Gilded Age industrialist Andrew Carnegie purchased a dinosaur skeleton.
https://www.melinadruga.com/if-money-could-buy-anything-carnegies-diplodocus/
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Most of us rarely stop to think about the history of mundane things, such as our household items and appliances. The dishwasher didn’t become commonplace in homes until the latter part of the 20th century. However, the dishwasher has a history dating back more than 150 years. What’s more, unlike many objects in your home, it was invented by a woman – Josephine Cochran.

The first dishwasher of any kind was invented by Joel Houghton in 1850. His device was nothing more than a wooden tub with a hand crack. It wetted the dishes but did not clean them.

Houghton’s dishwasher was improved by L. A. Alexander who created a device that allowed a person to spin dishes in a tub of water. Alexander’s device didn’t clean very well either.

This is when Josephine Cochran entered the scene. She hadn’t set out to perfect the dishwasher, but instead had the intention of protecting her fine china from being accidently chipped by her servants.

"If nobody else is going to invent a dish washing machine, I'll do it myself," she reportedly said in 1886, the year her dishwasher was patented.

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Most of us rarely stop to think about the history of mundane things, such as our household items and appliances. The dishwasher didn’t become commonplace in homes until the latter part of the 20th century. However, the dishwasher has a history dating back more than 150 years. What’s more, unlike many objects in your home, it was invented by a woman – Josephine Cochran.

The first dishwasher of any kind was invented by Joel Houghton in 1850. His device was nothing more than a wooden tub with a hand crack. It wetted the dishes but did not clean them.

Houghton’s dishwasher was improved by L. A. Alexander who created a device that allowed a person to spin dishes in a tub of water. Alexander’s device didn’t clean very well either.

This is when Josephine Cochran entered the scene. She hadn’t set out to perfect the dishwasher, but instead had the intention of protecting her fine china from being accidently chipped by her servants.

"If nobody else is going to invent a dish washing machine, I'll do it myself," she reportedly said in 1886, the year her dishwasher was patented.

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Most of us rarely stop to think about the history of mundane things, such as our household items and appliances. The dishwasher didn’t become commonplace in homes until the latter part of the 20th century. However, the dishwasher has a history dating back more than 150 years. What’s more, unlike many objects in your home, it was invented by a woman – Josephine Cochran.

The first dishwasher of any kind was invented by Joel Houghton in 1850. His device was nothing more than a wooden tub with a hand crack. It wetted the dishes but did not clean them.

Houghton’s dishwasher was improved by L. A. Alexander who created a device that allowed a person to spin dishes in a tub of water. Alexander’s device didn’t clean very well either.

This is when Josephine Cochran entered the scene. She hadn’t set out to perfect the dishwasher, but instead had the intention of protecting her fine china from being accidently chipped by her servants.

"If nobody else is going to invent a dish washing machine, I'll do it myself," she reportedly said in 1886, the year her dishwasher was patented.

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This is when Josephine Cochran entered the scene. She hadn’t set out to perfect the dishwasher, but instead had the intention of protecting her fine china from being accidently chipped by her servants.
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Just in time for Halloween: The Victorians found them comforting. We consider them creepy. Death photos. https://www.slideshare.net/MelinaDruga/victorian-death-photos #photography
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