1986: Merger Of Lutheran Churches

An excerpt from a longer article about the merger that created the ELCA. Very interesting stuff, and it still has bearing on congregations today, which generally do trace their history all the way back.

1961: Asking The Parents Before The Girl?

The young man in the second “Dear Abby” letter may simply have followed his fiancee’s wishes in not asking her parents for her hand in marriage.

1940: Drink Coffee At Midnight!

I don’t… usually prepare coffee as part of a midnight supper.