A New Look For the Left-Handed Liberation Society

ecently, in a meeting with our very talented webmaster, we decided it was time to update and redesign the website

We decided to keep it simple but classy and visually easy to move around in.  So.... to all you returning lefties and righties....and to all you new lefties and righties... CHECK IT OUT!

Write back to us on your opinions of our new look and what you would like to see on this site.  We will become much more interactive and we will listen to your suggestions.

REMEMBER... this is YOUR site!!!

With the warmest of LEFT-HANDED REGARDS, I remain...
 Bernard Edwin Sands
President, L.H.L.S., Inc

                   In this issue:



On early British sailing vessels, sailor were sometimes allowed to bring their wives (and sometimes their mistresses),
When a birth occurred aboard ship, most babies were delivered in a screened-off area on the gun deck. Some of the newborns actually slept in hammocks slung from a cannon barrel
Since the actual father of such children was sometimes in question, a �SON OF A GUN� came to have connotations of uncertain parentage.

�JOHNNY APPLESEED� was actually a real person, John Chapman. His father was one of the minutemen who met the British at Lexington and Concord in 1775.
John was apprenticed to an orchardist as a teenager. He and his younger brother headed west for Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1792.


Along the way he planted apple trees in mini nurseries, intending them as food for other settlers headed west.

In 1805, Johnny�s brother joined their father when he came out to Ohio; and from then until the end of his life, John spent most of is time alone, constantly wandering Ohio, Indiana and western Pennsylvania.

He planted orchard nurseries wherever he went, leavingthem in the care of a neighbor. His religious beliefs also gave him a deep compassion for animals.

When he heard a horse was about to be put down, he�s buy the horse, buy a few grassy acres nearby, and turn the horse loose to recover.
If the horse recovered, Johnny would give it away to someone needy, getting them to promise to treat it humanely.
Johnny returned to his orchards every year or two, to collect his earnings from those who�d promised to care for them and sell the apples.
Even though Johnny spent his life trying to give his money to the needy, when he died he left an estate of over 1200 acres of nurseries to his sister, worth millions even at that time.


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