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Catching a Counterfeiter – The Other Side

This week I am wrapping up my Secret Service series with a look at the other side, counterfeiting in the late 1800’s. While there is a lot more information to share, I just broke the counterfeiting scheme down to five basic steps with tidbits of extra information.  Enjoy, and don’t get into too much trouble!… Continue reading Catching a Counterfeiter – The Other Side

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TBT: Secret Service Dictionary and Fun Facts

Just as any career has its own jargon, so did the counterfeiting world and the Secret Service. Below are a few of the most important terms to know.  Below that are a few fun facts about the Secret Service. Secret Service and Counterfeiting Dictionary Boodle – notes bought from a production firmBoodle carrier – a… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Dictionary and Fun Facts

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TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

  The Secret Service history dates back to the Civil War when they were informally created to detect, investigate, and arrest counterfeiters. The early days were fraught with detectives who had less than ethical standards and tactics that disregarded the rights of a citizen. In less than ten years after its establishment, a reformation was… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

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TBT: Victorian Death Superstitions Pt 2

Here are just a few fun superstitions from the Victorian Era about death. These were collected from the Friends of Oak Grove Cemetery. If the deceased has lived a good life, flowers would bloom on his grave; but if he has been evil, only weeds would grow. If several deaths occur in the same family, tie… Continue reading TBT: Victorian Death Superstitions Pt 2

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TBT: Victorian Death Superstitions and Rituals

Halloween is just around the corner and since my book does require the death of a secondary character, I thought it might be fun to share some of the superstitions I discovered during research of Victorian funerals and mourning rituals.   At the Time of Death If the death occurred at home, the curtains would… Continue reading TBT: Victorian Death Superstitions and Rituals

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TBT: The Trouble with Fashion

Fashion through the ages can be quite interesting, especially when examining women’s fashions. You have the simple beauty of the Empire-waist dresses during the Regency era; the elegant, wide sweeping gowns of the Civil War Era; and the form-accentuating narrow skirts and bustles of the Victorian Era.   I love to peruse the internet for beautiful… Continue reading TBT: The Trouble with Fashion

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TBT: The Restoration of Peter

Day 5: Peter is Restored Today’s story is pretty short, as well as the context. CONTEXT Last week Peter denied Jesus three times. There is no additional historical context I can give this time except what is missing from the story between last week and this week.   After Jesus had been taken away to… Continue reading TBT: The Restoration of Peter