Tag Archives: History

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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Wichita: A Return to the Old West

Fort Worth’s Cattle Raisers Museum recently rekindled — unexpectedly — a dormant passion for the cattle trails and cowtowns of yesteryear. The history of the American Heartland and the Old West is a unique combination of hard times and severe conditions, … Continue reading

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Today, and 100 Years Ago . . .

Legos are great! But so is history. I learned a little more than a year ago, much to my surprise, that my then eight-year-old grandson is a history buff. Not your ordinary kind of kid who’s interested in the 60s … 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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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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July 4, 2017

I can’t help but wonder sometimes just who has highjacked my country. And, more importantly, why? On this Independence Day, I would like to celebrate the freedoms that we have, enjoy my friends and bask in small-town pleasures like back-yard-barbecues, … 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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What to tell the children . . .

What to tell the children? I may be old-fashioned, and my answer may be simplistic. But why is there any question about what to tell the children? I would tell them that yesterday, our country elected a new president. Some … Continue reading

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