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July 15, 2017

Follow Sagamore Hill     Theodore Roosevelt’s Home Oyster Bay      “Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.” ~ Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall ~   Sagamore Hill was President Theodore Roosevelt’s home for 33 years; it was a home...
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June 22, 2017

Follow Julia Ideson Library A Part of the Houston Public Library     As a child, my Mother would often take me and my sisters to the public library; it was of course an inexpensive diversion, but it was also the place where her endless curiosities could be addressed. I do...
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May 17, 2017

Follow Oklahoma City National Memorial     “We have come here to say to those who masterminded this cruel plot and those who executed it the spirit of this city and this nation will not be defeated.” ~ Reverend Billy Graham ~     “You are entering the area where the...
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April 29, 2017

Follow April 29, 1992   This week, I was speaking with my dear friend, Shahnaz. We were sharing one of those insanely long, but always too short chats where we catch-up on each other’s lives, and the thousands of miles in between us, seem to melt away, just a bit.  We...
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March 20, 2017

Follow Nathan Hale and the Homestead     “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” ~ Nathan Hale ~   Do you remember Nathan Hale from a history class or movie or maybe the cartoon Liberty Kids?  Perhaps, it is just those famous last...
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February 27, 2017

Follow Grant’s Tomb     The first time we went to Grant’s Tomb, was quite by accident and a very long time ago; in fact it was in the last century! We were on Riverside Drive, perhaps also by accident, yet somehow managed to find parking and pulled over to take...
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January 12, 2017

Follow Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site     “Young African American men came to Tuskegee from all over the nation to train as military pilots. They began with primary flight training here at Tuskegee Institute’s Moton filed.  Tuskegee Institute also has a smaller field, Kennedy Field, where some cadets received orientation...
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December 6, 2016

Follow Pearl Harbor     {Photograph taken on the boat, as we approached the Memorial, an iconic shot that includes, from left to right, the USS Missouri, where the Japanese surrendered, ending World War II, in the Pacific, the harbor control tower at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, which was built in...
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November 7, 2016

Follow I Voted – No Exclamation Point     The envelope said: Vote With Confidence. It never occurred to me to question the process until I went into the post office, where my confidence was suddenly shaken by a very nice clerk and a computer. It took me a while to...
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October 22, 2016

Follow Theodore Roosevelt Island     “If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt ~     Like so many memorials in Washington D. C., Theodore Roosevelt Island honors a man who served as president of the United States and manages to capture the enormity...
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