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.


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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