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Betsy Ross

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S6 Ep06 Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Your History Your Story

If you were to think about Philadelphia and its’ role in the early history of the United Sates, what or who would come to mind? Perhaps Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin or maybe Betsy Ross?When you think of Betsy Ross, you may remember her from a history book during your school days which showed an image of a woman sewing a flag or presenting it to General George Washington as the first flag of the United States. But, what do we really know about Betsy Ross beyond that image from our history books? In this episode of Your History Your Story, we will be speaking with Dr. Marla Miller, author and professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Marla will be telling us about her book, “Betsy Ross and the Making of America”, which brings the reader back to Betsy Ross’ world of 18th and early 19th century Philadelphia. It also explores Ross’ family life, the many significant contributions she made to her trade and her place in history as a patriot during the American Revolution.Photo(s): Courtesy of Dr. Marla Miller and Your History Your Story PodcastMusic: "With Loved Ones" Jay Manhttps://linktr.ee/yhyspodcastwww.historicphiladelphia.orghttps://www.amazon.com/Betsy-Making-America-Marla-Miller/dp/0312576226

1hr 7mins

5 Sep 2022

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Absurd Truth: The Betsy Ross Flag??

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch

FBI Director Chris Wray testifies about the Betsy Ross and Gadsden Flag being signs of violent extremism, meanwhile Millennials are asked what they thought were signs on wealth growing up.Please visit our great sponsors:American Hartford Gold https://offers.americanhartfordgold.com/dana/Call 1-866-887-1188 or text DANA to 998899 for up to $1500 in free Silver with qualifying first purchase. Black Rifle Coffee Companyhttps://blackriflecoffee.com/danaSave 20% off with code DANAGood Rancherhttps://goodranchers.com/danaBring your family to the table with 100% American meat. Save $30 with code DANA.Kel Techttps://KelTecWeapons.comKelTec: Creating Innovative, Quality Firearms to help secure your world.Patriot Mobile https://PatriotMobile.com/DanaFree Activation with promo code DANA. Patriotmobile.com/dana or call 972-PATRIOT.

22mins

4 Aug 2022

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The Mystery of Betsy Ross' Bones

Legends of Philadelphia

Betsy Ross was a talented seamstress and upholsterer who was widely believed to have made the first American flag. In preparation for the country’s 200th anniversary, the Betsy Ross Foundation and her descendants wanted to exhume her grave and rebury her remains in the courtyard of her historic home at 4th and arch, where it was believed she sewed the first flag. But when a team of excavators dug under her grave marker in December of 1975 there was nothing at the bottom.

46mins

4 Jul 2022

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Mae Burrows - From Betsy Ross to Audrey Hepburn

Sew & So...

Although not a common combination, Mae’s father was a career Marine and an avid sewist. A direct descendant of Betsy Ross, he was born into a family of sewists, including his mother and grandmother. Mae grew up watching her father create quilts on his BERNINA machine and it was his love of sewing that inspired her to start sewing at the age of six. Mae was nine when her mother caught her cutting up her skirts and enrolled her in sewing school. Even as a child, Mae was frustrated by the “by the book” approach of her sewing teacher. Although she had ideas for making her own clothes her way, the school’s strict adherence to the formal pattern-driven designs prevented her from doing so. Today, she’s free to create her designs on her terms, whether she’s sewing from a pattern or bringing her own vision to life. Mae’s passion for sewing is driven by her belief in body positivity. “I know everyone is shaped differently. Some people are taller, shorter, or larger in some areas, and smaller in other areas. I want everyone just to look good, no matter what shape they are in. So I do a lot of custom work.” Mae’s clients run the gamut—some are thin with very few curves, some are larger and curvaceous, but the one thing they have in common is that they all look great in the clothes Mae designs for them. Mae often makes clothing for her clients, without ever meeting them. She discusses their style and asks questions to help her determine the best shapes, like “are you bigger on the top or the bottom,” or “what are your measurements.”  If a person doesn’t know their measurements, she asked them what size they usually wear and goes from there. Mae’s designs are comfortable and classic and are inspired by the timeless styles of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Whenever she makes a dress or an outfit for someone, she wants it to be something they’ll look great in 10 years from now; something that is high-quality and won’t out of style. She believes that clothes should make a woman feel good about herself every time she wears it. (1:46-8:38)Mae has had a lot of challenges in her life, including being hospitalized for COVID. When her doctor told her she had a 50/50 chance of surviving, she decided then and there that if she survived, she was going to always make time for what she loved, and that was sewing. And that’s exactly what she did. When Mae isn’t working at the fire department, she spends her time immersed in sewing: from learning more about it to experimenting with different tools to creating new designs.  She shares how different life challenges led her to where she is today and says that her dream for the future is to sew full-time and to help everybody look and feel their best in their clothes, and comfortable in their own skin. (8;40-26:27)If you’d like to reach out to Mae after hearing her inspirational story, you can go to her website and email her or find her @mae_burrows on Instagram.If you know someone who has an outstanding story that should be shared on this podcast, drop Meg a note to info@sewandsopodcast.com or complete the form on our website.

28mins

23 Jun 2022

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Pt. 2: Betsy Ross on changing her name, advice given to her from Billie Jean King & succeeding in sports broadcasting as a woman

On the Sidelines

On the Sidelines is presented by OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

28mins

27 May 2022

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Ep: 288 - FIGHT with Betsy Ross

The Decision Hour

This week I set down with Author and Veteran, Betsy Ross. Betsy shares her story of transitioning out of the military and what it was like for her.  We talk about how she started writing and how sharing her story lead to sharing other peoples story, in hopes that it would educate others and help them understand what veterans go through.  She has a series of books called FIGHT.  FIGHT is a short book series with a mission to promote the importance of veterans awareness in general and mental health. Many question why 22+ veterans commit suicide a day, FIGHT brings some of the raw and real answers to light. (Order here: http://www.betsyrossauthor.com/)

22mins

24 Mar 2022

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Ep: 288 – FIGHT with Betsy Ross

Heroes Media Group Network

This week I set down with Author and Veteran, Betsy Ross. Betsy shares her story of transitioning out of the military and what it was like to writing.  We talk about how she started writing and why.  She has a series of books called FIGHT.  FIGHT is a short book series with a mission to […]

22mins

24 Mar 2022

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Ep: 288 – FIGHT with Betsy Ross

Heroes Media Group Network

This week I set down with Author and Veteran, Betsy Ross. Betsy shares her story of transitioning out of the military and what it was like to writing.  We talk about how she started writing and why.  She has a series of books called FIGHT.  FIGHT is a short book series with a mission to […]

22mins

24 Mar 2022

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Betsy Ross Flag: 5 Betsy Ross Flag Facts You Might Not Know and Their History

The Resistance Library from Ammo.com

Second only to Old Glory itself, the Betsy Ross Flag is the American icon. Its clean design is similar to our current flag, with 13 stripes and only 13 stars in a circle (representing the equal status of what were then the 13 united individual sovereign nations). This simplicity is perhaps the reason for its popularity among American Patriots and Constitutionalists, as it hearkens back to an earlier time when America was still a place of freedom and resistance to tyranny.   But while this flag is the oldest attested flag for the American nation, many people don’t know its history. Who was Betsy Ross? And how did this iconic design become one of the strongest symbols of freedom?   Get your own Betsy Ross Flag at Ammo.com: https://ammo.com/gear/flags#betsy-ross-nylon-3x5ft-premium-flag   You can read the full article “Betsy Ross Flag: 5 Betsy Ross Flag Facts You Might Not Know and Their History” at Ammo.com: https://ammo.com/articles/betsy-ross-flag-5-things-you-didnt-know-about-this-american-icon   For $20 off your $200 purchase, go to https://ammo.com/podcast (a special deal for our listeners).   Follow Sam Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamJacobs1776   And check out our sponsor, Libertas Bella, for all of your favorite 2nd Amendment shirts at LibertasBella.com.   Helpful Links:  Resistance Library Sam Jacobs

33mins

19 Jan 2022

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Tales of Old Elma: Sue Howe Blazak: Elma's Own Betsy Ross

Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

This tale is about one Elma resident who did many things, touched many lives, and launched a crusade on an issue in which she had strong beliefs. This tale is about Sue Howe Blazak, a.k.a. Betsy Ross. Most who knew her called her "Sue" so we'll use that name here.  Moving to Elma in the mid-1950s, Sue and her husband raised four daughters. Sue's life story is documented elsewhere (with the Further Reading materials at www.ElmaNYHistory.com/Tales-Of-Old-Elma), so we'll refrain by repeating all that. Simply put, Sue was an active member of many religious and civic organizations, including the Elma Historical...Article Link

4mins

4 Sep 2021

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