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THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BARON

  Most of us have heard of the Red Baron of World War I through the antics of Charles Schulz cartoon character, Snoopy.  The persistent beagle dons his leather pilot’s helmet, goggles and white silk scarf, ascends to the top … Continue reading

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FATHER FIGURE?

Born on April 5, 1900, in my home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Spencer Tracy would become a star in the movies.  He was the quintessential father figure in my eyes.  His kind and compassionate approach to each character he portrayed, showed in his … Continue reading

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A SAD LITTLE BOY

On this day in 1853, the fourth and last child of Abraham and Mary Lincoln was born. He was named Thomas.  It was a difficult labor for Mary.  Many hours of pain and the attendance of two doctors resulted.  Little Tad was born … Continue reading

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A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME

When I was a  child, I found great solace in the literature of the past.  Books like RIP VAN WINKLE and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW held great fascination for my imaginative young mind.  The beauty of reading a well … Continue reading

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MANY FACETED MEN

Yesterday was Easter, so I didn’t have time to research famous birthdays – however, we should not forget the man who brought many faces to the silver screen through his characterization.  Lon Chaney was born on April 1, 1883.  I imagine … Continue reading

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TOO YOUNG TO DIE

There are so many harsh memories of the American Civil War.  Even today, remnants of the pitting of brother against brother seems impossible to imagine.  Yet even in times of war, deference to family can take a back seat to … Continue reading

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BIG BOX

Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures.  Don’t take yourself so seriously.  Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up.  Have fun and always show enthusiasm.  When all else fails, put on a costume and sing silly … Continue reading

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WAR IN BLACK & WHITE

If you tune into the American Hero Channel, you’ll most certainly come across a program relating to World War I or II.  Sometimes the film footage has been colorized.  Most of the shows are in black and white, which suits … Continue reading

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THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

It was 1953 and I was only eleven.  I think I’ve mentioned that I spent most of my early childhood at the local movie theater.  This particular day, the very handsome, Tony Curtis and his lovely wife, Janet Leigh, were … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO BIZ LIKE IT

There’s no people like show people They smile when they are low Even with a turkey that you know will fold You may be stranded out in the cold But still you wouldn’t change it for a sack of gold Let’s … Continue reading

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MAN WITH A THEORY

   “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”  Albert Einstein Talk about a bad hair day.  Albert Einstein, born on this day in 1879, was rarely photographed on a good hair day.  However, his looks didn’t … Continue reading

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ALL THE KING’S MEN

Well, maybe not all the king’s men, but one of them at least.  One of my favorite times in history is the Renaissance period.  Stories of Kings and Queens and castles have always piqued my interest.  As a little girl, … Continue reading

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