Category Archives: History

President Macron visits the Oval Office

Yesterday, President Trump invited President and Mrs. Macron to the Oval Office, showing them the Resolute Desk, a gift from Queen Victoria in 1880, which was built from the timbers of the British Arctic Exploration ship Resolute. Advertisements

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Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, first President of the United States

The choice of Mount Vernon for the first place to host the President of France is one that is steeped in history. France was the very first ally of the new country, America, both during and after our Revolutionary War, … Continue reading

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General Discussion, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kirkpatrick MacMillan (1812-1878), a blacksmith from Dumfriesshire, Scotland, invented the first bicycle with foot pedals in the 1830 to 1840’s, but he never patented it and his idea did not catch on locally. A French father-and-son team of carriage-makers, Pierre … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan – Rendezvous With Destiny

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Barbara Bush laid to rest in Houston

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Today in history – spreading the alarm “through every Middlesex village and farm”

One of the first poems I tried to memorize was Paul Revere’s ride. I didn’t make it all the way through, but I did get the first part committed to memory, and some of it is still up there! Here … Continue reading

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Barbara Bush, 1925 – 2018

As most of you have already heard, Barbara Pierce Bush died yesterday. Mrs. Bush was a woman who was a strong support in the family Bush, one that has been a prominent political presence for many decades. Whether or not … Continue reading

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