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5 classes the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center should offer

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Admittedly, I don’t do a lot of historical research. I have multiple worthless degrees in fiction writing because I like to make things up. I don’t really need to know what actually happened. Coincidentally, that’s why I tend to say a lot of false things on this blog. It’s what I’m truly good at.

I bring all this up because while I was perusing the Edmond Evening Sun website (as one does), I came across this little story about the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center offering some lunch and learn sessions:

The program for May 27 will explore “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors,” with genealogist Mahlon Erickson. On June 24 William D. Welge, director of the OHS American Indian Culture and Preservation Office, will speak about American Indian history in his presentation, “Those Who Stayed: American Indians Who Remained on Ancestral Land.” On July 22 Dr. Debra Osborne Spindle, OHS librarian, will teach researchers the value of obituaries in genealogical research in “Mining Obituaries for Family Research.” The final program on August 26 will explore letters, records and historical documents in “Secrets of the OHS Manuscript Collections,” with Mallory Covington, OHS manuscripts archivist.

That’s interesting, I guess. I don’t know. I’m kind of averse to learning things while I’m eating lunch. But if you’re into genealogy, I highly recommend attending these sessions. But maybe you’re the type who’s looking for something more…

Oklahoma sure does have some rich history. And by history, I mean tall tales. It’s probably no surprise to anyone that what you learned in Oklahoma History in high school isn’t exactly the way things actually were. That’s why I’ve created some more realistic and interesting courses the Oklahoma Historical Research Center could offer for lunch and learns…

Chickasha is being terrorized by the shorty shorts bandit

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Back in the old days, you knew a nurse was a nurse because she wore the white dress, tights, and shoes. You knew a flight attendant was a flight attendant because she wore a Pan Am dress. You knew a milkman was a milkman because he wore all white. And you knew a bad guy was a bad guy because he either had a Snidely Whiplash mustache or a hella sweet bandit mask.

Long gone are the days when you could spot a bandit by their black eye masks and bag with a large dollar sign. They just aren’t so easy to spot these days. A lot of the bandits these days look just like you and me. And some of them just wear short shorts.

According to KFOR.com:

Someone vandalized a Catholic church in Norman

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Ah, vandalism. The timeless art of ruining someone else’s stuff. Also, it’s the best way to be a complete and total dick. I’m not saying you should stop leaving penciled-in poetry in library books or sticking vinyl stickers on street signs. I’m totally okay with that. But maybe you should stop defacing the stuff owned by private groups or individuals, especially if it’s religious stuff.

That’s right. People are being assholes when it comes to places of worship. Looks like the vandals were trying to make some sort of statement by targeting the St. Thomas More University Church and Student Center. According to KFOR.com:

Monday Morning Tweets

We’ve officially entered that time of year where I can’t breathe because I’m allergic to everything. So, if you see me passed out on the sidewalk or in the middle of a grocery store, just know it’s the Benadryl and that I’m not drunk. Not that I care what you think. I’m just not into getting arrested.

Anyway, as always, I have all the best tweets from the week before and I’ve stuffed them into one awesome post. I bet you’ll never guess where they are. Oh. you did. Yeah. After the m

Edmond is apparently overrun with rabid skunks

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One of the best parts about living in the Oklahoma City Metro is that you’re always near a wide open space of some kind. You don’t have to go too far to find the country, and it could be said that the country doesn’t have to go too far to find you. That’s why I tend to feel like I’ve unwittingly played a part in the Great Armadillo Genocide. I’m not trying to kill them, but they really like to run out under cars. Also, if you’ve ever gone running before the sun comes up in your neighborhood, you probably fear for your life. Not because of people, but because of all the tiny, rustling creatures that run around in the dark.

Edmond is no exception, and I would say that it has a lot more open space for the various wild creatures on the east side of the highway. This may be why Patient Zero in the upcoming zombie apocalypse will be from Edmond. According to News9.com: