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About Sally Cowan (50 Articles)
After Keeping You in Stitches for over 45 years, Sally enjoys her memories of events that happened on her way to retirement. Author of 6 books, lectures, teaching, and TV host on PBS and now has time for her many cats and Snuggles, the dog. She also loves playing trumpet in the Anastasia Baptist Church orchestra.

Potholders, part 2

 By SALLY COWAN Last week I wrote about the history of potholders.  But there is more to this story. Let me share with you how to make potholders.  The most important issue is the material you use to make them.  Because you use it to handle hot [Read More]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Potholder memories

  By SALLY COWAN I remember making potholders as a child.  I loved the colors and I would try and match them to the colors in my mother’s kitchen.  But where did potholders come from?  They weren’t mentioned before the 1900’s.  [Read More]

March 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

History of pants continues

My last article was starting to talk about the history of pants. They didn’t just happen. I covered 1851 to 1947 and I will pick up this story with Elvis Presley. Elvis gyrated in jeans so Rock ‘n Roll was born in the l950’s. Remember the [Read More]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cooler weather equals jeans

  When we get cold weather I think “jeans.” Everyone loves jeans. But here is a question. Have you noticed that no matter how many pairs of jeans you own, you always end up wearing the same pair? You can try on the same brand and the same [Read More]

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Keeping You In Stitches

By SALLY COWAN I remember someone telling me that if I worked at something I loved, then I would never work a day in my life.  I was lucky enough to do just that. Back in 1964, women choose to be teachers, secretaries, nurses, or a wife.  I went [Read More]

February 1, 2017 // 10 Comments