Category Archives: History

VETERANS DAY 2020

Wowser. What a year so far. I just had the ultimate letdown. I saw my Cardio doctor Monday for an annual checkup. I shared with him that I’d had a hard time swearing off bacon in the last year or … Continue reading

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Les souvenirs de Viet-nam (1)

Sunday musings  Sometimes things I order from Amazon, perhaps a T-shirt or a kitchen towel, are tagged “Made in Vietnam.”  Here we are, decades later, and only God knows how many humans were killed during the Vietnam War, and afterward.  … Continue reading

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Mike Pence’s mystery visit to Coolidge’s VT Summer White House

Ouch. WCAX news said Sens. Leahy and Sanders weren’t told that VP Pence would be visiting a small town in Vermont on Labor Day weekend.  Their quick responses–  Leahy’s Twitter blurb:  “Marcelle and I and Governor Scott were with the Vice … Continue reading

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“The Price of Freedom: Americans at War”

The Smithsonian published an online exhibit and timeline (LINK) of recent American Wars.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been a site where mourners have left very personal items and which the National Park Service has collected and archived.  Smithsonian text: … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day in DaNang, 2017

Whether veterans are celebrating Veterans’ Day Friday or on Saturday, I hope the holiday is harmonious despite the awful strangeness of having President Trump honor veterans while in DaNang.   It seems like the last place on Earth where our president … Continue reading

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Catch up on episodes of The Vietnam War

Episodes of this important series are available to freely watch on PBS online if you’ve missed any on TV.  You may have to register with PBS. If you have a laptop, you can pick closed captions, HD settings and screen sizes. … Continue reading

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VIETNAM-THE VISION THAT WAS PLANTED IN MY BRAIN

One glaring similarity I share with all those who served in SEA  is the inability to this day to discuss it with those who weren’t there. It’s not for lack of finding the right words.  To this day, few ever … Continue reading

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OUR CONFEDERATE BROTHERS IN ARMS

Bruce Almighty of the Georgia clan recently sent me this thought-provoking article. I knew its contents but share them with you. I was born south of the fabled Mason-Dixon Line and am only too familiar with the War of Northern … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick PBS Premier: Sun. 9/17

 Difficult to know if this 18-hour, 10-part documentary will please or anger. The byline “No Single Truth” may not go over well in 2017 since a fair slice of the population prefers to see things in tunnel vision.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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Old Navy T-Day menus

Happy Thanksgiving Day!  I put together a little pdf booklet of twelve vintage Navy menu’s served to sailors on Thanksgiving Day from 1900-1950.  Maybe someone you know served on these ships.  The menus didn’t change much. To view, click link … Continue reading

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