Category Archives: History

Ireland 2019: The Rest of the Ulster Museum

Believe it or not, we actually saw other things in the Ulster Museum that had nothing to do with the Game of Thrones. Unless, that is, these dinosaurs are considered cousins of dragons:

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Ireland 2019: The Titanic Museum

It was a rainy day in Belfast,  the day after all our adventures along the north Antrim coast (see here, here, here and here), and we were still exhausted.  So it wasn’t until mid-afternoon when we finally ventured out of … Continue reading

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D-Day and Cousin George

I first posted this article five years ago and am reposting in honor of my Dad’s cousin George and everyone else who participated in D-Day 75 years ago today. My Dad’s cousin George jumped into Normandy on D-Day, 70 years … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

The largest and most horrific battle in the history of North America took place over the first three days of July, 1863 near the tiny hamlet of Gettysburg in southeastern Pennsylvania not far from the Maryland border. More than 10,000 … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

On October 4, 1863 the following proclamation appeared on the font page of The New York Times:

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The New Guam Museum, Part Two

In yesterday’s posting we saw what the new Guam Museum looks like from the outside. Today let’s go inside and see what the museum has to offer for visitors and students and anyone else who would like to learn more … Continue reading

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MM 197 Missions in Monochrome: Mission Santa Clara

Our granddaughter Lia is currently in the fourth grade and is studying California Missions. Her brother Tyler is a high school sophomore who has been receiving lots of inquiries from colleges all over the country because of his recent high … Continue reading

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