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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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Merry Christmas to One and All 2019

     A time when the Lion of Judah will unite with the Lamb of God. Shalom Aleichem! Amen! Isaiah 42 The Castle Lady

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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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A Queen’s Halloween

When most people, and especially Americans, think of or celebrate this enigmatic holiday they think of costumes for children and adults alike, prepare themselves for trick-or-treaters by buying more candy than they could ever consume in a year and/or decorate … 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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Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee?

Shall Earth no more inspire thee, Thou lonely dreamer now? Since passion may not fire thee Shall Nature cease to bow?   Thy mind is ever moving In regions dark to thee; Recall its useless roving- Come back and dwell … Continue reading

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Evening Solace

Today marks the 203rd anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. I know it’s also Easter but this poem, I think, gives a true case for the grace of her poetry and insight far beyond her years at the time. Ever the … Continue reading

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Yes…

The Jewish historical halloween mardi gras… so to speak… Google it! The Castle Lady  

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