Category Archives: Courage

The Songs Of My People

Last night I dreamed of Rosannah, my great great grandmother. The things I know of her have been gleaned from years of searching for my family. And I’ve learned, the best of her are not the dates and places that … Continue reading

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In Her Honor

Every Hallowe’en I offer homage to a remarkable woman. In that tradition, I am reposting, in her honor, my heartfelt tribute. There had been rumors, rustlings of something very bad afoot. Those with whom she had spent a lifetime, and … Continue reading

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“A Date Which Will Live In Infamy”

My dad never spoke of his service to our country. In her gravest tone of voice, my mother taught us at an early age to never, ever ask him about the Navy, or World War II, or Pearl Harbor. And … Continue reading

Posted in 1940's, American History, Anniversaries, Baby Boomers, Courage, Family, Hawaii, Heroism, Life Journey, Memories, Pearl Harbor, Post WW II, Uncategorized, USA, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

I Salute You

The Oath of Enlistment “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I … Continue reading

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A Shovel And Bucket Guide To Survival

I like to read about events in history that occurred on any given day. Today in 1957, the Gaither Report was issued. President Dwight D. Eisenhower had called a special committee to review our nation’s defense readiness. It concluded we … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1960's, Aging, American History, Baby Boomers, Cold War, Communication, Courage, Current Events, Elementary School 1950's, Family, John F. Kennedy, Life Journey, Memories, Post WW II, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

I Wish Never To Be Needed Again

I have been closely following news reports about the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting tragedy. There is no way I can begin to understand or accept the magnitude of such a thing. In reading accounts of the events that unfolded, I … Continue reading

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