My Most Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Spent in Washington DC

The year I spent Memorial Day in Washington DC was one of the most memorable weekends I have ever had in my life. My kids were part of the Elmwood-Murdock marching band and participated¬†in the annual Memorial Day parade. But, Read More …

Facts About Iwo Jima, One of the Most Famous Battles of World War II

Ever since my sons became Marines I have been interested in my family’s military history and wonder where my Dad would of been on significant dates like Iwo Jima. February 19, 1945 the landing at Iwo Jima and he was Read More …

My Dad a WWII, D-Day Veteran

My Role Honoring Veterans of WWII How did you spend your nineteenth birthday? For my Dad on June 7, 1944 he spent that day sitting on a gunner of a destroyer overlooking the beach of France. It was D-Day, code Read More …

I Believe, in Music and In Life

Where in the United States does 75% of a high school student body participate in music? I have been blessed that music is a part of my life and my children have enjoyed choir and band in a school where musical arts is not dead but thriving. Read More …

Covered Bridges in Vermont

Vermont has the highest number of covered bridges per mile and I learned A few facts about covered bridges and a few I found on my recent trip to Vermont Read More …

“Brother, My Brother”, a Tribute to Veterans

Across the country schools take time out to celebrate and honor our countries veterans, here is a preview of how a small Nebraska High School choir honors our veterans. Read More …

Remembering Veterans Day

Here’s to you Dad on Veterans Day, I wish I knew more about your military record, you would be proud of your Marine sons. Read More …

WWII Peace At Last

“Peace at Last” the headline from the Stars and Stripes reads. This soldier wanted to capture the moment in a photo for posterity. Only I don’t know how I am related to him. I found the photo in a box of family photographs. Read More …

You Fly to Work, in The US Airborne

My Dad served with the 82nd Airborne during the early 1950’s, I never saw any of these photos or articles, now that he’s gone it’s too late to ask about them. Military Read More …

Photo Restoration: 1960’s Era

If you think your old family photos are in good condition, think again. Age, temperature, humidity and photo albums may have turned them yellow, faded their color and within a generation all images will be gone. Read More …