Germs From Lipstick Sample Kill Young Woman

Othelia Winger was only doing what young women her age have done for generations: trying out different shades of lipstick. Through a combination of unfortunate circumstances, her cosmetic choice on one November day in 1930 would prove deadly. Tillie was planning to attend a party near her family’s farm in the Town of Bern, just … More Germs From Lipstick Sample Kill Young Woman

Treasured Wisdom from Rudyard Kipling

Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling certainly understood the power of stories. He wrote some of the most memorable ones of the past two centuries, including The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous and Gunga Din. He provides his take on history in this installment of Treasured Wisdom. Could it be that history gets short shrift because of how it … More Treasured Wisdom from Rudyard Kipling

Big Little Books Delivered Pint-Size Adventures

For a child growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, big adventure often came in small packages. Like many boys his age, David D. Hanneman (1933-2007) was an avid collector of Big Little Books. These chunky mini-books allowed adventure-seeking children to follow the action of Buck Rogers, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, Tarzan and other characters. All … More Big Little Books Delivered Pint-Size Adventures

Remembering My Good Friend John Clark (1935-2014)

We often focus on people from generations past, but it is also important to remember the treasured lives of today. In every family, there are many current-day people who should be memorialized and their stories passed down. In that spirit, I’d like to introduce you to John Clark, a fine, caring man who passed from this … More Remembering My Good Friend John Clark (1935-2014)

Entire Rickman Family Killed in 1960 Plane Crash

Tragedies are sadly a common part of each family’s history. One of the worst we’ve seen involved the Richard Rickman family of suburban Detroit. The entire family perished in a horrible plane crash, in full view of beachgoers in Chicago in 1960. Here are the details, originally published by The Hanneman Archive: As he prepared his six-seat Beechcraft C35 … More Entire Rickman Family Killed in 1960 Plane Crash