Freedom Ring!

My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From ev’ry mountainside Let freedom ring! My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills; My heart […]

Introduction and Index

Wreck of the Sea Venture 1609 Samuel Jordan was evidently the first Jordan to settle in English America. Some reports say that Samuel was born in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and his birth year is given as 1575 or 1578.  Samuel was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda in July 1609. The […]

Dysspeakia – A Newly Identified Neurological Disorder

  Dyslexia – Dyslexia is defined as chronic neurological disorder causing one great difficulty in learning to read or spell, despite a normal intelligence. It inhibits recognition and processing of graphic symbols, particularly those pertaining to language. Symptoms may include very poor reading skills, reversed word and letter sequences, and illegible handwriting. Dysgraphia – Dysgraphia […]

Springtime Fun

  Old memories from a small Carolina village, circa 1936. In the months of May and June there was always a riot of color.  Young girls would often stroll through the fields and pick wild flowers.  They would weave these flowers into garlands, sometimes worn like a necklace or other times fashioned into a crown.  […]

Trump the Racist

Trump has been accused of being a racist since he first began to campaign for president in 2015. Of course, some Democrats seem to believe that all Republicans are racists. When Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary, he referenced the Nazi/white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Trump’s response to it as the reason he […]

Soda Fountains

How many of you remember drug store soda fountains? The term soda fountain was originally used to mean a device that dispenses carbonated soft drinks.  The device combines flavored syrup or syrup concentrate and carbon dioxide with chilled and purified water to make soft drinks. Later the term was applied to small lunch counters where […]

From the Frontiers to the Marne

(Note:  This post is only for those with an interest in military history.  In it I describe cataclysmic events in the summer of 1914 when western civilization rushed into war, a war that tore Europe apart and left a terrible legacy that continues to exercise a malevolent influence on our world today. I wrote of […]