Category Archives: Travel

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral  dates back to the year 672 AD and was one  of the  major sites for Medieval pilgrims. Pilgrims are still visiting  today to the tune of 250, 000 annually.  Granted many of these pilgrims visit to see the … Continue reading

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The Peacock Tea Room in Ely

July 4, 2017 after our family visit to Cambridge American Cemetery and celebration of my brother’s information being complete and correct on his forever gravestone, we caught the train to Ely.  It was only a 20 minute ride.  Yes, a … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth Adirondacks

  Spanning more than six million acres with over 100 welcoming communities, the Adirondack Region is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48. Like a patchwork quilt, the Adirondacks are made up of twelve distinct regional … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill . . . .A Connection 70 Years Later

Here is one of my favorite scenes  from the film, The Darkest Hour about the political climate in Britain early in World War II.  Winston Churchill is the new Prime Minister who faces the distinct possibility of  the total  destruction … Continue reading

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Will Indian Immigration to the United States Increase?

Indian Immigrants in the United States AUGUST 31, 201 SPOTLIGHT By Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova A college student applies henna, the Indian tradition of painting elaborate designs on the skin. (Photo: University of Illinois Springfield) Immigrants from India first … Continue reading

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Seasonal Greetings from Cambridge American Cemetery

This is the lovely Christmas spray created by the designers at the Manor Florist in Cambridge, UK to celebrate my brother. Mos of the brave heroes buried in Cambridge have little  or no  family who remember them personally. I am … 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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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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Texas Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor is dedicating a new version of the original survival anthem ‘I Will Survive’ to all her ‘neighbors in Texas’ who are enduring unprecedented flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Gaynor tweeted out ‘Texas Will Survive’ Wednesday evening with the … Continue reading

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The Kung Fu Nuns and Self Defense

Namaste ! A Mighty Girl The Kung Fu Nuns are fighting back against the rise in sexual assaults in India by training women in self defense! The Buddhist nuns, who live in a monastery in the Indian Himalayas near Tibet, have … Continue reading

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