Category: Miner’s Daughter
Too High For His Nut
Definition: — beyond someone’s grasp, or beyond their station or where they should be grasping. “That rascal wants to be paid like a senator. He is getting too high for his nut.” Definition derived from the grammar-corrected version of the Oakland, CA, Tribune on Jan. 12, 1885.
Coal Miner’s Daughter – What was it like?
I was a kid. I had no clue to the danger Daddy faced everyday. Living in a mining camp was heaven to me. At the age of four, I had free reign of the holler and the mountains around it. We were related to most folks on the road and friends with the others. My cousins and…
Alaskan Gold Rush
1887-1888 Prospectors Involved 100,000 set out. 30,000 arrived in the Klondike Success Rate Around 4,000 found gold – See more at: http://www.historynet.com/klondike-gold-rush#sthash.otU5f7oY.dpuf
Historical Slang Definition: People who provide shoddy services or sell shoddy material. “The wagon I bought from the shoddyocracy of a town blacksmith, busted to shambles upon our trip west.” … Lyndi Rees