Tag Archives: history

An Unquenchable Thirst for Knowledge

Mary Elizabeth was born on May 14.  Early on, she possessed a thirst for knowledge.  Languages, literature, and history intrigued her.  When informed she had to have a study hall in high school, she made it work for her. The … Continue reading

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Five Brothers, One Family

As we recall this Memorial Day all the sacrifices made, we are grateful as a country for our liberty. We visit cemeteries, march in parades, fly the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our National Anthem. We are … Continue reading

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The Time-Traveling Married Couple

Using some sort of time-traveling device, people have long been fascinated with the idea of traveling in time to another era .  I confess to a love of historical dramas and period pieces such as the PBS series Downton Abbey. … Continue reading

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My Legacy

Our legacies are passed down from one generation to another. The world is connected by stories, memories, traditions, dreams and hopes. Waxing philosophical I reflect on the legacies of my parents, grandparents, and other family members. What have I learned … Continue reading

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