Humor and Nostalgia

Take a walk down memory lane with stories about the past. Enjoy stories about the american dream, the great depression, one-room schools, outhouses, and much more.

Husking Bee During the Homesteading Era

CAPPER’s Staff

A husking bee was a seasonal event that folks turned into a big deal during the homestead days.


Fourth of July Celebration in Nebraska Homestead Days

CAPPER’s Staff

Considering a Fourth of July celebration in McPherson County, Nebraska, some things never change.


Homestead Dating Competition in Rooks County, Kansas

CAPPER’s Staff

Two young bachelors devise a plan in Rooks County, Kansas.


Debates Held at Homestead Gatherings

CAPPER’s Staff

Homestead gatherings sometimes involved which livestock animal or kitchen tool was the most useful.


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Wedding Traditions on a Nebraska Homestead

CAPPER’s Staff

In frontier settlement days, wedding traditions included sending out wedding invitations in unusual fashion.


Woman Locked in Outhouse on Roadtrip

CAPPER’s Staff

A woman gets locked in an outhouse on a family roadtrip and is saved by a little boy.


Woman Almost Spends Night in Outhouse

CAPPER’s Staff

A woman gets locked in the outhouse and thinks she is stuck for the night.


Valuable Doll Gets Thrown Away in Outhouse

CAPPER’s Staff

A young girl throws a doll down the outhouse hole not realizing its worth.



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