Category Archives: History

A day in history – just six years ago

Remember this? January 20, 2017. Looks like an insurrection to me. And more.

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Song of the day – Heartbreak Hotel

Elvis Presley,  born January 8, 1935. Today would be his 88th birthday. In his honor, here is his first #1 hit record, from 1956: “Heartbreak Hotel” was written in 1955 by Mae Boren Axton — mother of singer/songwriter Hoyt Axton — and Tommy Durden, inspired … Continue reading

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Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor – We still remember

REPOSTED. On December 7, 1941, an event occurred which was horrific in itself, but one that also sealed the fate of the United States to war with Japan.

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Mailboxes and Old Barns

Most of you are familiar with our friend, Sharon, who comments here regularly. You have probably read her posts (lovingly referred to as MBOB) at Conservative Treehouse on Sunday mornings in past years. You may even know that Sharon wrote … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Columbus Day

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Constitution Day 2022

Although we celebrate July 4, 1776, as the birth of our nation, I think it is more properly  the day of conception. Today, September 17, celebrates the true birth of the United States of America, the day our Constitution was … Continue reading

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9/11 First Responders Have A Message For Politicians Who Forget 9/11

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09.11.01: The towers are hit

As it happened. I think each of us remembers when they first realized what was happening. I was at work. When the second plane hit, my boss ran into my office and said, “It’s terrorism!”

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Memories of Sept 11, 2001, & the American spirit – is it lost?

What I mourn most deeply is our loss of  innocence and unity. The thing that really stands out in my memories of Sept 11, 2001, is the astonishing unity of the majority of Americans – sadness, love of country, enormous … Continue reading

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