Monthly Archives: April 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Moon over Chappaquiddick

At the last minute I caught the 6:49 PM bus to Danbury South Cinemas to see CHAPPAQUIDDICK. For the most part, it was good. It brought back many reminders of my childhood in July 1969 as the world focused on … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: Erma Bombeck

When I moved to Dayton, Ohio, August 1990, I was excited that I lived in the same town in which novelist and humorist, Erma Bombeck, grew up. Wright Brothers? (Yeh… I knew who they were… big whoop!) Paul Laurence Dunbar? … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Funerals for First Ladies

Today was the funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush. I watched most of it, remembering funeral services of previous First Ladies during my lifetime: Bess Truman (not televised) (1982) Mamie Eisenhower (1979) Jackie Kennedy (1994) Lady Bird Johnson … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Raising their voices

As a young child, I can remember seeing teenagers demonstrating against the Vietnam war. Today, I attended the student rally in Lincoln Park with my friend, Nicole.  It was my first rally to attend. I was impressed with the speeches. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Neko

Neko has died. Last night he was animated and full of entertaining fun for everyone. I came downstairs this morning and saw him sleeping in the guest bed. I didn’t think much of it. I returned home at Noon and … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: The Sorority

  This is one of my favorite photographs: a 1991 grouping of The Sorority of former First Ladies.  These were all the first ladies from my life because it captures of my First Ladies I had come to know in my lifetime.  … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: First Lady Barbara Bush

One of my favorite first ladies has passed away. What an incredible first lady and beautiful soul you were, Mrs. Barbara Bush. Rest in peace, Dear Lady!  

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