Author Archives: annetbell

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne

Pray For Grace

Last Friday, Grace our oldest granddaughter had a brain bleed with four hours of brain surgery. Miraculously, she is  making good progress and recovery. Our faith has sustained us and  God protected Grace  through the ordeal. If you are on … Continue reading

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October After 9/11/01, A Different New York

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:
  This is history, and  I think meaningful, at least to me. There are so many challenges we are going through today, similar to these days in October 2001.  Posted originally  on September 12, 2013by annetbell…

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9/11/01 Fifteen Years Later 9/11/16

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It was a  Tuesday and a crystal clear fall morning, September 11, 2001.  My sixth graders were in art first period, and I was doing planning for the week. The principal  popped in and  said, “Turn…

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Because They Love Us and We Them

This  elegant German Shepherd touches my heart.  You can see her sadness and confusion in being unable to  guard and protect her friend.  German Shepherds are so loyal and loving to their people and especially their person. It is very … Continue reading

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Eglise A’ Angoville au Plain

This unassuming country church was  one of the most memorable of our trip. We walked  from our  accommodations at  http://www.domaine-airborne.com/domaine-airborne/. There was a narrow windy road with the hedgerows twisting with no apparent plan through the fields where on the … Continue reading

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Music Monday . . . . Steely Dan

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dies at 67 This is the tribute letter written by Donald Fagan, the sole surviving creator  of the group. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. … Continue reading

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Helping the Helpless

About two weeks ago, I saw Dunkirk  the story of  the Allied forces trapped on the beach in France  as sitting ducks for  German guns.  They were trapped with no hope or help in  sight because no  large ships were … Continue reading

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