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December 20, 2017

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck Green Hills Farms Perkasie, Pennsylvania     Have you ever seen a Nobel Prize? I had not, until I wandered onto the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck home and foundation, in Pennsylvania. As well documented, on these pages, I enjoy touring homes of people I am interested in; there is...
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November 16, 2017

Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park     “Courage on Trail” Nat H. Youngblood   “The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that presents the story of Western Pennsylvania’s essential role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as...
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October 11, 2017

Winnie-the-Pooh and His Friends At The New York Public Library     “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together . . . there is something you must always remember.  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  But the most important thing is even if...
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September 10, 2017

The Tear Drop Memorial to September 11th Bayonne New Jersey     I cannot say that we made a conscious decision to visit 9-11 Memorials; but what I will say is that I do not regret a single detour or stop made, at any of these locations, and that I could not more highly...
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August 27, 2017

South Union Shaker Village       “Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free ‘Tis a gift to come down where I ought to be And when I am in the place just right I will be in the valley of love and delight When true simplicity is gained...
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July 15, 2017

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 he shared with his...
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June 22, 2017

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 not remember her ever...
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May 17, 2017

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 Alfred P. Murrah Building...
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April 29, 2017

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 touch on everything from...
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March 20, 2017

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 words, of his, that...
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