Hello and welcome to my blog.
History is my hobby. At one time I worked in museum’s and it was also my profession, but now I earn my living another way and spend my leisure time exploring the past. I enjoy reading about the past but my real passion has always been doing the research and uncovering everything I can about the people or places that capture my interest. I love the challenge of linking these tiny fragments of the past into an answer or a story. Doing the research and organizing what I find has always been the fun part, putting it all together into something to publish has always been more of a challenge. But it has always seemed a waste not to share my discoveries and frankly my wife only pretends to listen for the first few moments of my stories. I hope that by putting some of the information here on a blog someone may discover something that actually interests them.
There are no guarantees I won’t stray but the focus of this blog will be a topic that first caught my interest 25 years ago. I have been fascinated by the story of the Saratoga Chip, which most will know better as the potato chip and two members of a family closely associated with some of the myths, legends and folklore of the its invention, George Crum also known as George Speck and his sister Kate Wicks.