Category Archives: History

Kiss A Ginger Today

I received the most Novocaine I’ve ever needed. One day, last July I had been scheduled for a molar extraction at the dental clinic. The dentist brought out the dreaded long-needle syringe and injected the pain-numbing drug into the gum … Continue reading

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Time Travellers

“I find the whole time travel question very unsettling if you take it to its logical extension. I think it might eventually be possible, but then what happens?”–actor, William Shatner Who hasn’t fantasized about going back in time or forward … Continue reading

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Considering The Reuben

Some American cities have certain, special foods. Philadelphia has Philly Cheesesteak. Chicago brags about its pizza. New Orleans proclaims its Jambalya and Gumbo. Then there is humble Omaha, Nebraska–the birthplace of the Reuben Sandwich. According to local legend, grocer Reuben … Continue reading

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Visit A Cemetery Day

Back in the day when dad was a member of the Wayne County (Nebraska) Historical Society, we used to drive to the old LaPorte Cemetery to clean up the weeds and trash around the old gravestones. The old town of … Continue reading

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1944 …Floral Friday

While dusting the bookshelves, I noticed an old florist book that I haven’t consulted in at least a decade. I had purchased it on eBay to better know what types of arrangements were used when my old vases had been … Continue reading

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“Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.”–popular actor and singer, Ricky Martin The Carlo Wostry painting of Ludwig van Beethoven is my favorite depiction of a classical music … Continue reading

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Free Press

We learn in civics or social studies classes about the vital parts of a federal democratic republic. They include the official executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Unofficially, it is important to have an active artistic community, and a free press. … Continue reading

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