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#TBS. . .This Day In 1953

After our mother’s death in June, a laminated newspaper notice from this date in 1953 was finally removed from the wall in dad’s  “man cave/office” where long ago he had taped it there. After he died in 2019, mom changed … Continue reading

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As the days, months and years click by, I often find myself thinking more about my past than I do my future. Let’s face it, I have more years behind me than I do in front of me, so maybe … Continue reading

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On This Date

On January 8, 1815, the last major engagement of the War of 1812 came to an end as U.S. forces defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, not having received word of the signing of a peace treaty. … Continue reading

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What A Weekend!

What a weekend! Saturday morning, our youngest daughter Megan,  gave birth to her and Andrew’s first child and our second grandson.  They are in Michigan and everyone is doing well! Then today, our first grandson was baptized during a beautiful … Continue reading

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Batter Up!

It was 100 years ago today that the first major league baseball game was broadcast on the radio.  KDKA ( Pittsburgh, PA) announcer Harold Arlin described the action between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies at Forbes Field. That … Continue reading

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Today In History

On this day, July 2nd, 1776, The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”  (Signed on July 2nd, celebrated on July 4th) We all … Continue reading

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True Then, True Now

“Liberty is traditional and conservative; it remembers its legends and its heroes.  But tyranny is always young and seemingly innocent, and asks us to forget the past” –G. K. Chesterton

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A Needed Departure From Christmas Merriment

  *A Longing for the Lost Landline* In the landline world, there was downtime. You left home, you looked around, you saw people, you daydreamed. By Roger Cohen This is a lament for the landline, a rhapsody for its dial tone, … Continue reading

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The Next Thing

It is difficult to fathom that this song was being performed over 41 years ago and less than 3 months before the plane crash. We never know when the next thing we know will be the last thing we know. Go … Continue reading

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The Founders

“The Founders were deeply flawed, but democracy and liberty are not. Let’s focus less on their failings, and more on their ideals. The Founders are for everyone, and we need them”.. . Craig Bruce Smith An interesting story for this Independence Day. … Continue reading

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