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

Re-blog Dan Wescott . . . . . Another Battlefield

A heartwarming story of one of our  WWII heroes and a young woman, M B Henry,  who wouldn’t let his story die! https://mb-henry.com/2019/01/29/dan-wescott-on-another-battlefield/

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Mary Queen of Scots. . . . . The Film

All through the film the wild and wonderful Scottish landscapes fills the screen, demanding  the viewer’s attention and compliment to  the queen’s fiery temperament.Though she spent much of her life in France as a child and as a bride and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Grave of my brother, who gave his life on  D-Day +2,  fighting to liberate France from the Fascism of Germany                                          … Continue reading

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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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