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

The Christmas Spirit

British and German soldiers lay down their guns to sing Christmas carols on December 25, 1914. How could this happen?  Pope Benedict XV encouraged a Christmas truce but the idea was rejected.  But the Christmas miracle began on Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah

The New Music Hall on Fishamble Street, Dublin where The Messiah was first performed 1742. George Frederic Handel For many people attending a performance of The Messiah is the beginning of the Christmas Season.  The ancient scriptures set to the … Continue reading

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A STAR IS BORN. . . . 2018 film

One of my friends reminded me that I had not  blogged a film review recently. She said she enjoyed  the filter through my eyes of the fall release of grown-up films  She was right so here go  my thoughts of … Continue reading

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Watkins Glen New York

Watkins Glen will forever have a place in racing history.  On October 2, 1948, it became  the first post World War II race in America  hosted in the quiet village streets. Today, visitors can drive the original 6.6 mile Grand … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11/01

  Posted on September 11, 2014by annetbell  Reblog from September 11, 2013 by annetbell 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 … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace. . . . . .

Thank you to all of you who prayed for my granddaughter, Grace. In the video you will  hear about her day on September 15, 2017.  The picture was taken in May 2018.  She is a walking miracle.  Grace’s story starts … Continue reading

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June 5 Memorial Jump in Normandy

 June 5th, 2018 D-Day Jump On June 5th 2018, the memorial D-Day reenactment jump at La Fiere was dedicated in George B. Tullidge III’s honor. Anne Bell provided copies of A Paratrooper’s Faith for all of those jumping that day. … Continue reading

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