Category Archives: American history

Dickens Christmas Has Arrived

According to the Skaneateles NY Chamber of Commerce as many as 20,000 people visit each year for Dickens. Many of these visitors, in turn, help support the local economy by buying at the shops filled with unique gifts and eat … Continue reading

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9/11/19. . . . .

, America’s darkest day was 9/11/01. I have heard stories over and over of people, where they were when they heard the news and how the images are  seared in their mind’s eye forever. Eighteen years have come and gone  … Continue reading

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Is there a Grand Canyon of the Eastern United States?

log As a teacher I often  taught connections by discussing how different places, people , things were alike and different. Many people are association learners as I am. The first image is of Letchworth State Park in Wyoming County NY … Continue reading

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Order of the Day-June 6, 1944

Here it is in black and white, the order of the day given to each heroic warier in the wee hours of June 6, 1944. George, my brother, was to parachute at 1:30 AM. The waves of men storming the … Continue reading

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This is the Real Thing. . . . .D-Day -1

photo from Wikipedia All the days, weeks, and months of training are over. . . . The waiting and training are over. . . the warriors knew for certain as they received live ammunition for the first time. And President … Continue reading

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Normandy Church . . . . Loving Your Neighbor

The Scars Of Angoville-Au-Plain    – February 15, 2014 by  “The scars of Angoville-au-Plain” Postcard match.  This peaceful beach has seen so much. On our way to the vast beaches by Les Gougins in Manche, just north of Utah Beach, we took a small … Continue reading

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More Sad . . . . Blackface News from The Wall Street Journal

University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly talks to students and others during the Rally to Stop Racism on the university campus in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 22. PHOTO: BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Colleges Continue to Confront Blackface on Campus From … Continue reading

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