Category Archives: History

Thunder in the Sky

The sky was grey. The air was chill. The streets were wet from persistent drizzle. But there was no mistaking the sound of jet engines. Just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday — Thursday, December 6 — there was thunder in the sky. … Continue reading

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The Call of the Old West

Note: In September, on a visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, I was enthralled by exhibits in the building’s second-floor Cattle Raisers Museum. It’s worth a trip if you have not been there. The West lives … Continue reading

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Another Year Has Passed

Our day began early. We had just spent the first night in our brand new home, and we were eager to get on with the day. There was much to do. The coffee was brewing, and we were entranced by … Continue reading

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D-Day — so long ago, but not forgotten . . .

On an off-season trip to France in early February, my husband and I were mesmerized by the Normandy beaches. Their windswept expanses and blustery beauty are inescapable, of course, and in many of the small-town historic locations not another tourist … Continue reading

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Take a moment . . .

Take a moment on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives for this country. ‘ Continue reading

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September 12, the day after. . .

The word that I cannot get out of my mind today. No matter what detractors may think or say, we are a resilient people. We may be a nation of defiant individualists; we may complain about conditions – sometimes too … Continue reading

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Six Flags? No More!

  I hear in my mind a child’s question: “But, Daddy, why do they call it Six Flags? There’s only one.” Although it originally had a pseudo-historical theme with distinct theme areas focusing on the architecture and successive eras and … Continue reading

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Still in awe . . .

Reportedly, John Glenn said he was “still in awe” of his space flight on its 50th anniversary February 20, 2012. John Glenn, who rode Freedom 7 into the history books on a not-quite-five-hour flight in 1962, was not only the first American … Continue reading

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A grateful nation . . .

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in a rail car in France. 1918. Nearly 100 years since the end of the war to end all wars and we’re still fighting. … Continue reading

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One for the history books . . .

I voted. I believe in the symbolism – and the power — of casting my ballot on a specific day in a specific place – the day of voting defined by law as the “first Tuesday next after the first … Continue reading

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