Twenty Five Most Read Short Stories

,25 Most Read Short Stories book cover These are Twenty Five of my most read short stories. Some chapters are entertaining, some are informative, and some are just downright good short reads for your work commute.

Some of my Stories might even have a Canadian theme and orientation to them.
I’m not a long book reader and very few times, a book will captivate me long enough to read the whole thing. That unconsciously inspired me to write short fun and to the point short stories for readers, just like you and me. For those people that are always on the go. Continue reading

Haunted Railroad Date Nails

You just never know what you will find at Automotive Swap Meets and Car Shows. The number one rule for a vendor is, only bring automotive-related items. That makes sense, but sometimes they sneak in other interesting things for sale.

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Take for example what I picked up at this vendor’s table. It was the interesting history that went along with my picked-up treasure.

On this one occasion, I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said, “do you know what they are?” .. Nope. But they do look like they’re associated with Rail Roads. Continue reading

Collecting Novelty Spoons in America

COLLECTOR SPOONSWhere did Collecting Spoons start? Well, some say spoons collecting started around the 1800s at popular tourist destinations in Europe. Americans might think it started with a young Massachusetts Jeweler around the 1890s. Commemorating, the Salem Witch Hunt Trials.

Witch, excuse the pun, he sold 7,000 spoons in the first year.

After that, another new idea was born in America, the “Souvenir Novelty Spoon Collecting”

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Kaiser Wilhelm Pig Coin Bank

 

Bismark Pig Coin Bank

The Pig That Almost Started a War

The Kaiser Wilhelm Pig Coin Bank comes with an interesting story and it goes something like this. Around the year 1859 in the strait between Vancouver Island Canada and Washington, DC mainland is the San Juan Islands. A wondering off Canadian pig almost started a war with the United States; the dispute was called the Pig War or Pig and Potato War.

    This is where the KAISER WILHELM PIG BANK comes in

This war was almost started between Canada and the United States, by a trespassing pig. These islands in the strait were disputed to be either Great Britain (Canada) and/or the United States. Both believed it was their territory.

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