Category Archives: World History

MY DAY: Midway through Spring Break

I am so grateful for the kind hearts who check on me and for Nicole Melin’s delicious homemade soup deliveries. Seriously, the woman needs to have a bistro in The Oregon District! I keep getting questions, “How are you holding … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Abraham “Jack” Lincoln II

Abraham and Mary Lincoln only had one of their four sons to live into maturity. Their eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926), would marry, celebrate the birth of three children, and prosper as an attorney, US … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: A few interesting tidbits on the actual burning of The White House

I’ve known for many years that First Lady Dolley Madison did not personally save the large portrait of George Washington. This Washington Post article is a nice account of events. Canada didn’t burn the White House. And Dolley Madison needs … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: DARKEST HOUR (movie)

Tell the story. As a passionate history student and a writer, I often find myself in conflict with this command. “But, it happened in so many years…” “These two characters never shared a conversation!” [or did they?] And so goes … Continue reading

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Dayton Air Show’s GREAT WALL OF FIRE

For some reason, I find this particular event, sponsored by Vectron’s Dayton Air Show, a bit disturbing.  I seldom get agitated by certain things, but this is just wrong. The THE GREAT WALL OF FIRE states: The reenactment is intended to help … Continue reading

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Bucket Lists…

When the movie, THE BUCKET LIST, came out in 2007, the title worked its way into our vernacular.  One friend, an art teacher nearing retirement, will comment on various photos I post on Facebook that she is adding another item … Continue reading

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…Good Morning, Vietnam: 24 years later…

Growing up in the late 1960’s, I was surrounded with many familiar words, or terms… DMZ (demilitarized zone) KIA MIA Viet Cong Cambodia POW Tet Offensive Ho Chi Minh Trail On the evening news there were television images of helicopters … Continue reading

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Does it really matter?

This has been an amusing several days for news. Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to jail and rehab… Mel Gibson has been acting up, again… Touch Down Jesus will be rebuilt – full body from Indiana limestone… The Barefoot Bandit has … Continue reading

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We… Hold… These… Truths…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence (Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776) The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE – Vote for Ryan Vallo

I discovered this incredible video by one of Dayton’s own young celebrities – Ryan Vallo. I am adding Ryan’s text for those who may not have Facebook accounts. “It’s 2010 and change is EVERYWHERE: our government, our environment, our economy, … Continue reading

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Smithsonian is born…

Well, not exactly… This is the date in 1829 that James Smithson of England died (and not because Germany beat them in the World Cup in 2010). Here’s the story… How our country built The Smithsonian Institution

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Noah's Ark Found?

On National Geographic Channel I am watching SEARCH FOR NOAH’S ARK. I can remember as a child watching a documentary on Noah’s ark being discovered at the movie theater in my home town around 1973. Of course, I also went … Continue reading

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