After the Flag ceremony at Bunker Hill we enjoyed the display by some Civil War re-enactors. They were awesome.
This fellow explained that all boots were made the same until 1818. But right shoes and left shoes were not the norm until after the 1850’s. Most soldiers in the Civil War had two shoes/boots that were exactly alike and they were interchangeable.
He is also the gentleman that shared the bricks of tea so I could photograph it..and these…Lucifer's..
Early matches were called Lucifer's. Friction matches..a chemists mistake. A mixture of antimony sulfide, potassium chlorate, gum, and starch that could produce fire. It also smelled really bad. Later white phosphorous was added to the concoction and that made some people sick. How about that..even the history of matches can be fascinating!
Uffda..Blog Reader Muddy Boot Dreams Jen asked what Uffda means. Uffda or oofda or ufda is used as a term for sensory overload. It can be used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, exhaustion, relief and sometimes dismay. A truly multipurpose Scandinavian Midwest word:)