Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Laura Frantz Books, History in the Making, Memoir, Uncategorized

It’s always interesting to look back on the past year in pictures. A brief snapshot of your life in a few significant frames. These are my Top 9 photos from my Instagram account based on the number of likes. I hide likes for my posts as I’m not a numbers person so they mean little to me. I do have …

1918~1919

Laura Frantz History, History in the Making, Memoir, Uncategorized

My grandmother was a girl of eight when the Spanish flu struck in 1918-19. She was one of eight children born to a poor family in rural southwest Virginia. These old photos are from that time period, showing her on the left in a family portrait and then again a little older wearing a hat. Her dress looks clean if …

Colonial Culinary Workshop

Laura Frantz Events, Frontier, History, History in the Making, History in the Tasting, Inspiration, My Kentucky Kitchen, Uncategorized

Daniel Boone would have chuckled to see us frontier fans concoct a meal in the leanness of late winter that they only dreamed about. And at Fort Boonesborough, to boot. While I longed to eat with a pewter fork on a pewter plate, modern paper reigned. Water, so often spoiled back then, took the place of their usual small beer …