Greetings and Salutations!


Greetings and Salutations good folks! Welcome to a New Year! It is now 2021!


One thing we can all be grateful of is that because we follow the Gregorian calendar, 2020 is now over. Where if we still followed a Julian calendar we would be still in 2020 until the 25th of March. . . . (sigh). It was not until 1752 AD in England (and its colonies) that New Years changed to the first of January.


Welcome, to all those who have joined us since I first began this blog and website. I am so glad that y'all have joined us for this journey into history!


Since there are many new readers as well as it being a new year, I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to other resources - other than the blog - that can be found on this website.


Firstly, I want to start with the Notable Resources page. On this page you will find resources, such as YouTube channels, virtual tours, books, and other interesting history resources. These resources are ones that my husband and I especially enjoy and would love to bring to others' attention. So, don't forget to keep checking this page because my husband and I are always adding new resources.

Next, I want to mention the page Historical Geocaching. This page houses my husband's YouTube channel. You might want to keep an eye out there because a new video should appear every Wednesday starting with the 6th. These videos are mini virtual field trips to different historical sites.


Now some of you who have been watching the blog for a while may be wondering where the video links at the bottom of each post have gone. Well do not fear. The videos will be returning with the new blog posts. In addition to finding them on the blog, they can be found on the YouTube channel under the same name. With each new blog post this year, I hope to have videos in a playlist with the same name so that they are easier to find. Below is the channel intro and in the resources section below will be a direct link to the channel (the link can also be found on the notable resources page).



I would like to end this blog post with the words of one of my favorite First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt. This quote comes from the end of her New Year's Eve 1937 entry in her newspaper column, My Day:

"I wish for those whom I love this New Year's Eve opportunity in the coming year to earn sufficient, to have that which they need for their own and to give that which they desire to others, to bring into the lives of those about them some measure of joy, to know the satisfaction of work well done, of recreation earned and therefore savored, to end the year a little wiser, a little kinder and therefore a little happier." (1)




Footnotes:

(1) https://www2.gwu.edu/~erpapers/myday/displaydoc.cfm?_y=1937&_f=md054529


Resources:

https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/colonial-new-england-new-year-started-march-25/

https://www.hhhistory.com/2014/12/colonial-new-years-celebrations.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Day#History

Telling Their Stories YouTube Channel