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A Plague Of Frogs And A Fond Farewell

Adapted from Lady Vanessa Montague’s Memoir “Under A Red Cross“.

To be continued …


Review Redux: Friends and Lovers by Helen MacInnes

This is a re-post of a review written several years ago. I have just re-read the book, due to its mention by a commenter looking for an excerpt. 1,686 more words

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Picture, Please!

The photo corps was out in force as the WAVES anniversary approached. Here Mary Baker makes a suggestion to Ruse Nudo at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. 18 more words

Vintage 1940s hair pins

After seeing a sweet little vintage card of hair pins in a roundup post of fun Etsy finds on the Swing Fashionista blog, I fell in love. 157 more words


The Shifting Cultures of Multiracial Boyle Heights

In a critical scene from the 1997 neo-noir “L.A. Confidential,” the ambitious and overzealous Detective Ed Exley (Guy Pierce) escorts rape survivor Inez Soto (Marisol Padilla Sanchez) through the tumult of press coverage upon her discharge from the hospital. 2,130 more words