Carrier Pigeons of World War II: Don’t Call Them “Chicken!”

We’ve talked about many kinds of war heroes here at The Campfire Chronicle. We’ve talked about brave men, indomitable women, fearless horses, and loyal dogs. This Memorial Day, we’re going to talk about a group of war heroes that is for the birds. Okay. Really, we’re going to talk about war heroes that actually are …

Fractured Family Values: “Squirrel Tooth” Alice and “Texas Billy” Thompson

There’s something captivating about legendary lovers.  Call me a romantic, but I adore learning about everyone from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans to Romeo and Juliet—from Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara to Bogie and Bacall—from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Whether their stories are sweetly romantic or romantically tragic, I …

Jackie Mitchell: The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

“Batter up,” sports fans, the 2015 Major League baseball season kicks off on April 5th!  While baseball isn’t normally a subject I would choose to write about, today I am going to throw you a curve ball! This past week I came across a baseball story that made my history-loving heart skip a beat. That’s really saying …