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February 22, 2019

Eloise   I must admit that I felt more than a little bit mischievous, the first time I decided to go into the Plaza Hotel, in New York City, in search of Eloise. Eloise is the central character of a children’s book written by Kay Thomspson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.  The initial story...
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January 28, 2019

The Zimmerman House At Least the Exterior   I love touring historic homes, there is always something of interest, whether the home is historic because of its occupants or architect matters not all to me. Last month, we took Christine, who is an outstanding student of architecture, to see the Zimmerman House. I must...
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December 1, 2018

President George Herbert Walker Bush   I have been to every presidential library in this nation, but I have only been thanked once, for my visit. I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of President George Hebert Walker Bush; may God give comfort and peace to his family and friends, and those...
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November 18, 2018

Faith Bradford’s Gift to You and Me   “The scale of this twenty-three-room house is one inch to one foot, accommodating the miniature furniture that Faith Bradford (1880-1970) played with as a girl and collected as an adult. She imagined the dwelling as the turn-of-the 20th-century household of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doll, their...
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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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September 11, 2018

Remembering Nine-Eleven     As I have already shared on these pages, we have made pilgrimages to the three Nine-Eleven Memorials where this nation was attacked, on September 11, 2001. Each site offers a unique perspective and helps us to honor those who were murdered, and reminds us that we must never forget those...
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August 17, 2018

Ft. Pierce Public Art In the Swim by Jorge Blanco   I love the unexpected; it is always wonderful when I go looking for a particular place or thing and find it, but there is something rather delightful about coming upon an unexpected treat, like public art in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Strolling around Gazebo...
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July 12, 2018

Ybor City Museum State Park   This is where I was supposed to have been born; my parents were living here when my maternal grandfather passed away, and my Mother flew to Columbus, Ohio, for the funeral.  While there, she went into labor and I was delivered at The Ohio State University, instead —...
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June 11, 2018

“1930’s Family Camping: York Beach, Maine At Home on the Road”     I unexpectedly happened upon this exhibit, at the Smithsonian, and found myself taking a moment to savor a piece of both familiar and foreign history. One of the things I first noticed, when driving through Maine, many years ago, was that...
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May 15, 2018

George H. W. Presidential Library It is hard for me to believe that is has been almost twenty years since we visited the George H. W. Presidential Library; I am glad I saved the dated ticket. Sadly, I do not have pictures of our visit.  The Library is located at 1000 George Bush West,...
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April 5, 2018

The James Thurber House     “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber ~ An Adventures Daydreamer Did you know that Mittyesque is a word? The word is derived from one of James Thurber’s most well-known shorty stories, The Secret Life of Walter...
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