Monthly Archives: January 2013

Paging through the Past

As a child, like so many others, I enjoyed paging through old family photo albums. It was a treat to pull out those old scrapbooks with the soft black pages and perfect white penmanship in my mother’s hand that detailed the images … Continue reading

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A Presidential Honor on Inauguration Day

Last spring I wrote a post entitled “Civil War Week” which featured three Civil War related activities I had been pursuing.  One of them was to obtain a headstone from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  for my great grandfather, … Continue reading

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