About This Blog

We have started this blog so we can learn more about world events, gossip, history, anything really.  Our goal is to have people comment so we can all learn what your piece of history is.  Please feel free to comment and add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

We are a family of 5, living on the coast in Queensland Australia.

This blog is in Tribute to Tom Middleton.  Left this world on Monday 22nd of April 2013 at the age to 53.  He would go to work and tell my husband bits of history and trivia and blow my husbands mind the way he could easily remember years and dates.  When we first started this blog my husband was going to ask Tom and rack his talented mind for facts, but 3 weeks later that soon come to an end.

To anybody out there sad, unhappy, depressed, please know that there are always people who care about you.  Please talk to somebody.  No one can help when you are no longer here with us.

As a family, we have decided to make one day a year our “Happy Day”  The idea is to invite everybody we know over.  Those people you never get to catch up with.  Those people you say we should catch up but never find time to do it.  Seeing people at funerals is no fun.  So our first “Happy Day” will be the first weekend in August.

Feel free to email us at pieceofhistory at live.com

We are doing this for education and a bit of fun so if you do find any errors please let us know so that we can change it, thanks.


60 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. nikki April 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    pretty nice 🙂

  2. michelenel May 7, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    Hello and thank you so much for liking my blog post; I am so honoured. I absolutely love the idea of your blog because my family are full of information both useful and useless and we are often commented on by friends. Keep up the wonderful work and who knows, one day it may become a really valuable resource. Kind regards. Michele

    • 09history May 7, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      Thank you so much Michele! I really appreciate your wonderful feedback.

  3. marissafh May 7, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    That’s a great idea – a ‘Happy Day’.

    • 09history May 7, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Hehe thank you so much! Husband is talking about a pig on a spit, I think he is a little excited!

  4. Miss Molly May 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    This is charming and a delight. Thanks for following my site and I’ll be checking in on yours, too. I have an Aussie friend who will be delighted to know that one of her own is now “part of the family.”

    • 09history May 8, 2013 at 7:25 am #

      Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate it. Thanks for the wonderful welcome Molly.

  5. Julie (aka Cookie) May 8, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Hi 09History–thank you for visiting and wanting to follow my little posts–cookiecrumbstoliveby –I like what I’ve found on your blog and think the impetus for starting it is wonderful. I taught high school for 31 years and I appreciate your comments to those who may be sad, depressed…as that is why, when I retired, I wanted to start a blog–I still wanted to reach out to those–like my kids–teenagers and others who often feel alone on their journey in life—happy days there in Queensland all the way from Georgia, USA

    • 09history May 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

      Thank you Julie so much for your comment, I really appreciate it. If I could help just one person to speak to somebody, and hopefully change their thoughts then it would be a very happy day. Wow 31 years of teaching, thank you! Emma

    • catnipoflife May 9, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      Read your comment, ‘Cookie’, and notice you are from Georgia. Me, too! I am in the farthermost corner of southwest Georgia. Isn’t the Internet awesome… connections literally all over the world! I started following o9History so I will hop over to your blog and see what is happening. 🙂

  6. catnipoflife May 9, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Great idea you have for your blog! Sorry about your friend 😦 Looking forward to visiting again!

  7. Bizangelgirl55 May 10, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Thank you for liking my posts and visiting. I like yours too and I am sorry for your friend. I like your idea for your blog. I will be following you. You are welcomed any time in my little world. Thank you and looking forward on reading. God Bless!

    • 09history May 10, 2013 at 11:05 am #

      Thank you so much! I look forward to many more visits to your blog.

  8. Julie (aka Cookie) May 11, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    Greetings again Queensland–wanted to let you know that I’m really enjoying having jumped on to follow your blog–as I’ve previously told you, I appreciate your desire for creating the blog and for your “message”, inspiration and offerings…I’ve nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, which is a fun way of building community: please see Jolandi’s post concerning the award: http://dreaminginarabic.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/a-great-way-to-build-community/

    • 09history May 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      Thank you so so much Julie! I told my eldest daughter (12) about this this morning, and her reply was “yours?”. After the initial shock settled in both of us, we danced around the kitchen saying “I’ve been nominated, nominated, nominated!” 🙂 Thank you so much Julie, I’m so excited to do my first personal blog entry.

  9. juggling5monkeys May 11, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    What a great idea! I hope this is a wonderful experience for your family and I am sure that you will be meeting some very interesting people with fascinating stories to tell.

    • 09history May 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate it. I love looking at your smoothie recipe ideas! Added to my list of things to do. Thanks, Emma

  10. les3elephants May 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi, thank you for visiting and liking my 3 elephants blog. I like the concept of yours, and i’ll try to provide a little piece of history 😉 . I wish to make everyday my happy day, but any excuse to celebrate is always a good idea. All the Best!

    • 09history May 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Thank you! 🙂 Yes we love the idea of our Happy Day, and setting a date will be a good thing for us! I love the beautiful picture of the sun rising in front of your resort! Happy Days!

  11. gaellebythesea May 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Hi thank you for dropping by and following http://www.gaellebythesea.wordpress.com
    I love the idea of a happy day and making the fullest of the time with the ones we love. Life goes so fast these days and this equals to very often missing out on simple pleasures and precious moments. feel free to drop by and add any comments even if it is to suggest an idea for a post or a question. with smiles away. Gaelle by the sea

    • 09history May 15, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate it. We are excited about our Happy Day, friends and family around just for no particular reason will be wonderful. Take care, Emma

  12. Magical You May 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Thank you for checking out my blog and following me. It sounds like you’re doing a great thing. I love your Happy Day idea! Wishing you all well, Catherine

    • 09history May 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Thank you so much Catherine, we really appreciate your comment!

  13. barbmca May 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog

  14. louiseagnes May 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Hi, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for following. Great blog you got here, I look forward to read more. All the best, Lou

    • 09history May 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Thank you so much Lou! I look forward to following along with you and your journey in Darwin! We loved Darwin, the people, weather, everything about it! We miss the food at the Parap markets. Thanks for your comment, Emma

      • louiseagnes May 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

        The people in Darwin are fantastic but I do have to admit that I’m struggling a little bit with the weather being Swedish and all 😉 Glad to hear that you had such a good experience. Think the city will grow on me. And I do love the markets too 🙂

      • 09history May 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm #


  15. Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild May 24, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Thanks for following our blog! Your blog is such a fun concept, and I love the idea of Happy Day. We are all so busy all of the time, it’s a great excuse to remember to enjoy our friends and family, and prioritise that!

    • 09history May 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Thank you so much Jo! I enjoyed your post about Kada-do, it bought back a lot of memories from our time in the Northern Territory. We will follow you along on your journeys! Happy Days 🙂

  16. Carl D'Agostino May 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    I was high school history teacher 34 years Miami , Florida. Thanks visit my blog.

    • Carl D'Agostino May 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

      You may enjoy google the post “How I Got Barry Goldwater’s Autograph”

      • 09history - Emma May 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

        Thank you so much for sharing! I like your story, and I love the photo of your autographed ticked stub, a wonderful piece of your history!

    • 09history - Emma May 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! 34 years, well I sure have a lot to learn from you!

  17. NW Frame of Mind June 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    What a fun premise for a blog! I love trivia and historic facts and think we should all celebrate family and fun at every opportunity 🙂

    • 09history - Emma June 5, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      Thank you Lisa! and thank you for taking the time to let me know 🙂 I understand that life gets so busy so its wonderful to receive positive feedback, thank you again.

  18. edmooneyphotography June 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Hi, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, 🙂

    • 09history - Emma June 5, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Thank you so much Ed. I really enjoyed your ruins photos, especially Castledermot, some wonderful shots!

  19. petrel41 June 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Congratulations, 09history!

    I have nominated your blog for the Shine On Award.

    More about this nomination is at:


  20. Tilly Seargeant June 21, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    I have nominated you for a ‘very inspiring blogger’ award.

    I love how interesting your blog is. It’s an extremely unique idea for a blog and I think every post has been amazing.

    Go here to learn more! http://ellemedit1234.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  21. Reaching Out June 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Hi, what a lovely, thoughtful idea!
    I have a piece of curious history, but I’m not sure if you’ll be interested. Please check it out here: http://middlepathofmoderation.wordpress.com/home/about-me-2/my-biography/ and let me know if it makes the grade. 🙂

  22. mgadelmawla July 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog http://northcountytutoringcenter.com/ and thank you for your generosity,
    God bless you

  23. ShimonZ July 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Today, July 2, 2013 is my mother’s birthday. She died this year, and this is the first birthday without her. And though I miss her very much, it is one of the happiest days of my life. Because today, the first Kindle that I bought has arrived. I am overwhelmed with emotion. I’ve loved books all my life. And this is a very big moment for me. If my mother were still alive, she would be 102 years old. I myself am an old man. This is a very happy day for me. Thought I’d share it with you, because you seem to be promoting happiness. I’m all for that.

    • 09history - Emma July 4, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      Happy Birthday to your mother and thank you so much for sharing your piece of history! Good luck with your Kindle and hopefully you don’t miss the smell of the books too much!

  24. Chris Eyre July 9, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    What a great idea, we all need a happy day!! Great blog and sentiment. My names Chris Eyre, great great grandson of Edward John Eyre and I retraced part of his 1841 expedition across the Nullabor back in 2008. It was the first time I’d been to Australia and I must say beautiful country, great people and great climate!

    Enjoy your weekend in August
    kind regards

    • 09history - Emma July 9, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      Thank you so much for stopping by Chris! That’s wonderful that you got the opportunity to go across the Nullarbor like your great great grandfather had done 172 years ago! When we did the Nullarbor we had the luxury of our caravan so to imagine what it was like for him in 1841 is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your piece of history, we really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

  25. sakuraandme July 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Hey Emma, Thanks for the follow on my blog. I love that thought…A Happy Day! How cool is that! Have a great day. Hugs Paula xx

  26. Let's CUT the Crap! July 21, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Thank you for the follow. Nice place you have here.

  27. Hope July 23, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Such a neat blog! And a special tribute. Thank you for following my blog.

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