Category Archives: History

The Man in the Iron Lung

Interesting read. Anti-vax people should read it. I remember this, and knew a girl who lived in an iron lung in her parent’s living room. This man is a year older than I am. It is impossible to exaggerate the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – Remembering Those Who Gave All

Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War, established as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers and flags.

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Looking back at the Mount St. Helens eruption

Can you believe that it has been 40 years? My sister was living near Mt. Lassen at the time, so she was very interested, and she sent me a copy of the issue of National Geographic all about the eruption. … Continue reading

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Video of the day – WWII Edition

In honor of VE day (yesterday.) Did you know that Vera Lynn is still alive? She was born in 1917; her birthday was in March. Daily Mail:

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President Trump and First Lady Melania honor the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe

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Today in history: Paul Revere’s ride

First of all, the historical truth. Tara Ross On this day in 1775, Paul Revere makes his famous ride. I am so sorry to tell you that he did not really yell “the British are coming!” as he rode. But … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Jessie!

Forgive me while I indulge myself with memories and thoughts of the most important person ever in my life – my mother – on her birthday. My mother, Jessie, was born on a farm in the Michigan ‘thumb’ on April … Continue reading

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