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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
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
Wichita: A Return to the Old West
Fort Worth’s Cattle Raisers Museum recently rekindled — unexpectedly — a dormant passion for the cattle trails and cowtowns of yesteryear. The history of the American Heartland and the Old West is a unique combination of hard times and severe conditions, … Continue reading
Posted in Road Trip, The Old West, Travel Tagged Cattle Drives, Chisholm Trail, Cowtown, Frank Lloyd Wright, History, jack-o-lanterns, Keeper of the Plains, Plains Indians, Travel, Wichita Kansas 1 Comment
Today, and 100 Years Ago . . .
Legos are great! But so is history. I learned a little more than a year ago, much to my surprise, that my then eight-year-old grandson is a history buff. Not your ordinary kind of kid who’s interested in the 60s … Continue reading
Posted in Ancestors, Family, Growing Up Tagged Ancestors, Children, History, Kansas City, Legos, Military, Road Trips, Travel, Wars, World War I 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
Six Flags? No More!
I hear in my mind a child’s question: “But, Daddy, why do they call it Six Flags? There’s only one.” Although it originally had a pseudo-historical theme with distinct theme areas focusing on the architecture and successive eras and “flavors” … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Democracy, History Tagged Flags, History, Monuments, News, Politics, Racism, Random Thoughts, Six Flags, Symbols, The Confederacy Leave a comment
July 4, 2017
I can’t help but wonder sometimes just who has highjacked my country. And, more importantly, why? On this Independence Day, I would like to celebrate the freedoms that we have, enjoy my friends and bask in small-town pleasures like back-yard-barbecues, … Continue reading
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Still in awe . . .
Reportedly, John Glenn said he was “still in awe” of his space flight on its 50th anniversary February 20, 2012. John Glenn, who rode Freedom 7 into the history books on a not-quite-five-hour flight in 1962, was not only the first American … Continue reading
Posted in Erewhon, Growing Old, History Tagged Astronauts, History, John Glenn, NASA, Random Thoughts, Space Travel Leave a comment
December 7 . . .
It’s December 7 — Pearl Harbor Day — but this day in history has other history
as well — some of it surprising. Continue reading →