Friday, May 13, 2011

What it's all About

Everything I knew about history prior to college was knowledge I sought out. I learned my history by watching Wishbone and reading [auto]biographies and historical fiction :)

In college I had a fantastic Native Peoples teacher who further spurred my love of history.

Because of my self taught way of learning I probably can’t tell you what year the Mayflower reached America or what countries were a part of the Axis power in WWII. But that’s not all history is about!

This blog is to challenge myself to get back into history. I want to learn about old Hollywood stars, sewing history, Native American traditions, the history of photography and videography and many, many other things. Things that are interesting and fun! As I embark on my learning journey I want to share my discoveries with you. Sometimes it will be a quick fun fact or trivia question and other times more in depth research. I hope you will join me as I explore the fun side of history.

By the way…you’re probably wondering who I am. My name is Whitney and I can be found in most corners of the internet under the name ‘aglanceatmyworld’ or ‘Whitney Sews’.

I am a mid-twenties gal from Oklahoma. I’m married to my best friend, Jeremiah, who I met in college.

My favorite place to be is Silver Dollar City, which is no surprise since it’s a theme park set in the late 1800s and full of history!

Well that’s enough about me. I’m super excited to get started learning and sharing and I hope you are too!


  1. I'm excited for your new blog! I'm (in a sense) the same way about history. I can not tell you "the classic facts" learned in school. But I do know the history of purses, shoes, and food. LoL. Some of my favorite genres of books are autobiographies and historical fiction. :)

  2. Bridgett- that's so awesome that you know the history of purses, shoes, and food! I don't know much about fashion history...but it sounds like a fun thing to add to my list :)

  3. Hey Whitney, it's funny that you talked about Wishbone. I used to work at a summer camp as a counselor. We made up fun camp names to hid our real names. Mine was Wishbone. I was named this by my friends for two reasons. 1. I love dogs and 2. I used to watch Wishbone episodes all the time. LOL...I miss Wishbone.