Just when you thought you couldn’t digest any more turkey after Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, we’re serving up another generous plateful of funny turkey with all the trimmings for dessert. All courtesy of those whacky kooks – excuse me – cooks, Ron Pastore, Ralph Ganis, et al, from the the hell’s kitchen for history, formerly known as The History Channel. Just make sure you save room for three more big, goofy helpings.
LISTEN TO The Stray Leaves Diary of John James "of Alvarado" Texas, NOW AUDIO ENHANCED . . .When you listen to this post, instead of reading it, a whole new dimension appears to the persona and story of John James "of Alvarado."
Not only does John James come to life in this audio, but the progression of his story also grows more personal and intimate.
As John relates the events of his life that were important to him, he personally communicates to you what impact those events had, and how he was affected by them. … See MoreSee Less
Charlie Chaplin’s film THE GREAT DICTATOR, co-written by Daniel Lewis James Jr. of our family, was screened this June in front of a crowd of 6,000 people at the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy. The film opened the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival. The festival program also included a 100th-anniversary screening of Chaplin’s final two-reeler, PAY DAY. … See MoreSee Less
A NEW POST ON STRAY LEAVES . . . The grandfather of Frank & Jesse James, John M. James, aligned himself with the Baptist dissenters. They bartered their role as "fighting Baptists" in the American Revolution for the separation of Church and State.
Since 1698, the Church of England was the established church in the Virginia Colony. The rights to baptize, consecrate marriage, teach school, and The grandfather of Frank & Jesse James, John M. James…
AUDIO COMING TO STRAY LEAVES . . . Stray Leaves currently working on an audio transcription of the Diary of John James "of Alvarado." Our website takes its name from this diary. We hope this recording will be the first of an entire archive of podcast recordings of original documents pertaining to our James family. Hearing these records, instead of reading them, actually produces focus and emphasis on content that might be too easily overlooked when the document is read. For instance, in this document of the Diary of John James "of Alvarado," John emphasizes his discovery of his power to cure people as a faith healer. … See MoreSee Less