Category Archives: Great Britain

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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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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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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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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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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