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Category Archives: History
When will we learn?
I am crying for our country this morning. I have seen my share of protests over the decades; I have witnessed horror – assassinations, riots, wars, campus uprisings and police brutality. Too many times. I remember when peaceful demonstrations in … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Democracy, History Tagged civil unrest, Commentary, Discrimination, Justice, looting, News, Police, Protests, Riots, television, Violence Leave a comment
And now it’s personal . . .
Before the current Coronavirus pandemic ends, we will all be affected in ways we could not have imagined as little as a week ago. That has been brought home to me in a dozen different ways over just the past … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, Current Events, History Tagged Coping, COVID-19, Fears, Feelings, Health, Illness, Pandemic, Quarantine, Random Thoughts Leave a comment
Some days are just not like all the rest. They can be different from all others for just one person, for a family, for a whole country, and sometimes for the whole world. Days worth remembering can be happy days … Continue reading
Posted in Disaster Response, Growing Up, History Tagged 9-11, Feelings, History, Never Forget, News, Resilience, Sadness, Talking to Children, Violence 1 Comment
A ‘Revival of Spirit’
This morning I was moved to tears as I watched the 90-minute ABC News broadcast from Portsmouth, England. The 75th Anniversary tribute to D-Day veterans was filled with the kind of pageantry that the British do so well, attended by world … Continue reading
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Thunder in the Sky
The sky was grey. The air was chill. The streets were wet from persistent drizzle. But there was no mistaking the sound of jet engines. Just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday — Thursday, December 6 — there was thunder in the sky. … Continue reading
The Call of the Old West
Note: In September, on a visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, I was enthralled by exhibits in the building’s second-floor Cattle Raisers Museum. It’s worth a trip if you have not been there. The West lives … Continue reading
Posted in History, The Old West, Travel Tagged Bucking Horse Sale, Cattle Drives, Cavalry, Chisholm Trail, Cowtowns, Fort Worth TX, History, longhorns, Miles City MT, Miles City Saddlery, Military, Railroads, saddles, Texas, Travel, Wichita Ks Leave a comment
Another Year Has Passed
Our day began early. We had just spent the first night in our brand new home, and we were eager to get on with the day. There was much to do. The coffee was brewing, and we were entranced by … Continue reading
Posted in History, Inspiration, Uncategorized Tagged 9-11-2001, Fort Worth, France, loss, New Jersey, New York, Patriotism, Random Thoughts, remembering, Rosh Hashanah, Russian Gift, Terrorism, World Trade Center 2 Comments
D-Day — so long ago, but not forgotten . . .
On an off-season trip to France in early February, my husband and I were mesmerized by the Normandy beaches. Their windswept expanses and blustery beauty are inescapable, of course, and in many of the small-town historic locations not another tourist … Continue reading
Posted in History, Patriotism, Travel Tagged D-Day, History, Military, Military Cemeteries, Normandy Beaches, US Army, WWII Leave a comment
Take a moment . . .
Take a moment on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives for this country. ‘ Continue reading
Posted in History, Memorial Day, Patriotism, Uncategorized Tagged Civil War, D-Day, Decoration Day, History, Korea, Military, Normandy, Random Thoughts, Red Poppies, War, WWI, WWII Leave a comment
The bitter election of 2020 is over; the new president of the United States has been inaugurated. Can we all move forward now?
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