Tag Archives: North America

Ancestry

Genealogy has been an interest to people on both sides of my family for as long as I remember. One of mom’s aunts involved herself in extensive research about her family’s German roots. She published a thick book about her … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplation, cultural highlights, History, Meanderings | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

It’s Leif Erikson Day

As more historical facts are uncovered about Christopher Columbus and his forces, he and his holiday have become increasingly controversial. People are rightly outraged at how Columbus and other European explorers and fortune seekers treated the people who already lived … Continue reading

Posted in Controversy, cultural highlights, History, Politics, religion | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Perhaps A Vacation Next Year?

Hopefully all the past family business of dad’s estate will be settled by next year. It will be time to get away from Nebraska for awhile. I also need to renew my passport again. There are a lot of travel … Continue reading

Posted in cultural highlights, Entertainment, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

National Read A Map Week

Because dad worked for the State Highway Department, he always had a handful of road maps handy in his cars.  Whether or not anyone needed a map of the State, he gave them away.  I’m sure my first road map … Continue reading

Posted in art, Books, Hobbies, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments