Emma Simpson – Coconut Macaroons

Servings: 12 Coconut was a favorite in the early 1900s After the last complicated recipe with lots of ingredients and lots of steps, I thought I would give you something easy-peasy. Ingredients 14 ounces sweetened coconut flakes14 ounces sweetened condensed milk1 tsp vanilla extract3 large egg whites¼ tsp salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 C Let the eggs whites warm to room temperature. Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a Read more…

Emma Simpson – Part 2 The Trial

Clarence Darrow Emma Simpson’s Trial begins.  Attending with her attorney Clarence Darrow, yes THAT Clarence Darrow. Attired in a fetching plain white linen frock, white pumps and a sable sailor, Emma appeared for the first day in Judge George Kersten’s court to undergo the ordeal of a trial before a jury of twelve men selected from a group of 200 prospective jurors called.  For the first day of court, Emma Simpson, wore a white suit, Read more…

Emma Simpson – Part One

It’s 1919, Woodrow Wilson is president, World War I has just ended, Spanish Flu is in it’s third wave, the 18th amendment authorizing Prohibition goes into effect, the 19th Amendment Suffrage for Women is passed by the US Congress and sent to the states for ratification, riots sprout off all over the country, Steel riots, Mining riots, most importantly the Red Summer Race Riots.  It was also the year that Emma Simpson, in a court Read more…