Category Archives: Lest we forget

Everything Old is New Again

  Not only is my title from a very popular old song but it seems to be the way of the world concerning fresh beginnings. Wouldn’t it be a great name for a company that uses recycled materials? There may … Continue reading

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Time to celebrate…

     Hanukkah finales can be quite an occasion with more celebrating going on than most of this lengthy holy week. Very few people know that it became a part of the White House traditions in 1951, when Israeli Prime Minister … Continue reading

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78 Years Remembrance of Pearl Harbor

     Parades and honorary memorials to the servicemen who died and those who survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor have been a tradition and official national holiday for many years now. My morning news featured and honored one Commander Lou … Continue reading

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Thankful for Every Moment

When one reads the newspapers, turns on the nightly newscast on T.V. or talks to people, in passing or at length, about current events it’s rather common to get a little discouraged. In this country we seem to be focused … Continue reading

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Mum’s the Word

dedicated to my mother Mary Jane who now is a resident of Heaven… by Ian Leslie      I owe this woman the supreme debt. Life itself. I have no doubt, given the deplorable circumstances surrounding my first three years, that … Continue reading

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May Day in England 1851

This depiction is Queen Victoria holding little Prince Arthur who has Lily of the Valley (or Muguet des Bois) in his right hand to present to the Duke of Wellington (whose name was Arthur, as well!). The Duke is also … Continue reading

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L’Chaim ~ To Life !

I don’t very often redirect my readers to other blogs but I do when I know that the interest of my readers would be keen on another. This time it happens to be another one of my blogs. The entry … Continue reading

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On…

The wearin’ o’ the green is essential. Go green! Check out http://ilovecastles.blogspot.com For more on St. Patrick’s Day!  

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Making Christmas ?

People everywhere are doing something tonight to make this holiday one that they will cherish and hopefully share those memories with loved ones and friends that mean the most to them. I would urge everyone, however, to take a little … Continue reading

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9/11 seventeen years later

I believe for my regular readers it is common knowledge that I was on my very first grand castle tour when 9/11 happened. Many years have passed and the most memorable event for me was coming home to Denver a … Continue reading

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