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August 15, 2011

The Derrick Floor Sculptor And Friends   “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” ~ Daniel Burnham ~ Architect 1893, Chicago World’s Fair We were driving in New Mexico, overcome by the need for ice-cream; we pulled over in Artesia, where I had the most perfect caramel Sunday, ever...
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July 26, 2011

President Herbert Hoover Library and First Home     Photo taken by Bradley Smith, 1958 when the President was living at the Waldorf Astoria   “But I prefer to think of Iowa as I saw it through the eyes of a ten-year old boy . . . filled with the wonders of Iowa’s streams...
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June 1, 2011

Any Town USA Initially, I had planned to discuss this specific town, in conjunction with “What Has Happened to America?” which appears in “From the Editor”.  Exploring what had happened here.  However, the towns  own website is soliciting citizens to Adopt-A-Street, to help clean up the very images I present in this photographic essay;...
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Where were you on Nine-Eleven?

Where Were You on 9-11? In a few short months, we shall mark the tenth anniversary of the Nine-Eleven attacks. I have previously shared my experience, http://thatisallfornow.com/?page_id=1491, now I would now like to hear yours. Where were you on Nine-Eleven? What do you remember about that day? How did you feel then, and how...
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The World War II Memorial Washington, D.C.   This Memorial Day we stop to remember our Veteran’s with a look at the World War II Memorial, in Washington, D.C.; which we visited last year, on Veteran’s day, and which solemnly reminds us the men and women who sacrificed so much both on the front...
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April 17, 2011

In A Wild Wyoming Rest Area I love rest stops, not only do they provide a necessary service; but they can also offer an interesting encounter with others on the road, a place to stretch your legs, eat your packed lunch, and if you are lucky, they can be a wonderful showcase for their...
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March 11, 2011

   Fort McHenry  O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof...
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February 7, 2011

    Rosie the Riveter Memorial   Located in Richmond, California, the Rosie the Riveter Memorial and the World War II Home Front National Historic Parkfeel like works in progress; I hope this is not simply because they were established to honor women’s efforts during the war.  The day we visited, a ranger met us...
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January 1, 2011

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.         “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~   On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born at 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia, just as his brother before...
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December 16, 2010

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Encampment of the Continental Army in the winter of 1777-1778 “The unfortunate soldiers were in want of everything; they had neither coats nor hats, nor shirts, nor shoes. Their feet and their legs froze until they were black, and it was often necessary to amputate them.” ~...
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