Straight from the Author - A Blog by Linda Lacour Hobar

Thoughts From an Author and Veteran Homeschool Mom

Welcome to the matters of history!

As the author of The Mystery of History, I wanted a place to stay in touch with my readers and ponder out loud matters of our history. I’m glad you’re here!

~Linda

 

The History of Valentines Day

The History of Valentines Day

Every year on February 14, people exchange valentines. It’s a beautiful way to express love with cards, flowers, and candy. But do you know how the tradition was really started? The history of Valentine's day might surprise you. The History of Valentine's Day There...

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Black History Month- Frederick Douglass

Black History Month- Frederick Douglass

In honor of Black History Month, Linda Lacour Hobar shares about the lives of three extraordinary Americans who fought for freedom.  Today she shares the amazing story of Frederick Douglass. Like Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass was born an...

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Black History Month- Harriet Tubman

Black History Month- Harriet Tubman

In honor of Black History Month, Linda Lacour Hobar shares about the lives of three extraordinary Americans who fought for freedom.  Today she shares the amazing story of Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born an enslaved person in the state of Maryland in about...

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The First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving

Most of us in America are not doing very well right now. Between the unsettled election and coronavirus restrictions, we stand on shaky ground. I know Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to give thanks, but since it's hard to do that right now, I thought it wise to...

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Tell Me the Story of Cinco de Mayo!

Tell Me the Story of Cinco de Mayo!

When it comes to Cinco de Mayo, most of us have but a snippet of background on this highly festive event. If you have an inquisitive child saying, "tell me the story of Cinco de Mayo," or you yourself have wondered what it's all about, then you're in the right place....

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