Monday, September 27, 2010

Remember the Maine...

Today for my blue post I am sharing my Remember the Maine candy dish.

 Now the Maine was a battleship that sunk in Havana harbor on February 15, 1889. Two hundred and sixty-six men lost their lives as a result of the disaster. The cause of the explosion that sank the ship remains a mystery but it helped to catapult us into the Spanish-American war.

William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, held the office of president at that time. President McKinley was assassinated during his second term in office. There have only been four presidents killed in office; Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.

  This little candy dish commemorates the Maine and the men who lost their lives. 

My mom gave this little candy dish to me not long after I decided to collect cobalt blue items. It is very special in so many ways!

Joining Sally over at for Blue Monday. 


SmilingSally said...

I love, love, love this, Valerie.

Happy Blue Monday!

Donnie said...

That is so neat. Happy Blue Monday.

Candace said...

What a great piece of cobalt blue. Now I have to covet two of your pieces, the ship and the train, lol. The ship is very meaningful and such a good way to teach history to your LC.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing a little history today, very interesting. Once again I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Happy Wednesday. Susan