Luke and his sister Jenny aren’t overly excited when they first learn of their mother’s plan to take them to Tombstone, Arizona, as part of their vacation. That changes in a hurry when they are suddenly swept back to the 1880s and the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The ghost of the Grand Hotel’s handyman, the Swamper, guides them through the events of that fateful time.
As Luke and his sister Jenny resume their summer vacation their mother plans a stop at the historic town of Lincoln, New Mexico. But when a thunderstorm begins to brew, Luke and Jenny realize things aren’t what they seem. Suddenly they are swept back in time and find themselves face-to-face with the notorious Billy the Kid. The ghost of Paul, a young buffalo soldier who lived over a century ago, guides them on their journey as they experience the life and times of this mysterious young outlaw.
On the final night of their summer vacation Luke and Jenny camp out on their great-grandmother’s porch at her Missouri farm. But their sweet dreams are interrupted when Kate, the ghost of a young farm girl, takes them on another journey back in time as they follow the adventures of Frank and Jesse James, their friend Cole Younger, and his brothers. Kate guides the youngsters through the Civil War and the many bank and train robberies committed by the notorious James-Younger outlaw gang.
Imagine the government telling you how much meat or chicken you could buy, or how much sugar or flour you could have. Strange as it may seem, at one time it actually happened. During WW II, the United States government devised a food rationing program to help insure that every family would have enough to eat. Rosie’s Riveting Recipesgives readers a glimpse into life on the WW II home front. A cookbook and a history lesson in one Rosies’s Riveting Recipes includes more than 180 economical, back-to-basics World War II ration recipes and short tales of life on the American home front interspersed throughout.