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Poem: Echoes

ECHOES

“Caloo! Caloo!” rang bravely out
From high stone walls, with massy shout
As men sang out with strong bellow
To greet the travellers below… 161 more words

Arts & Literature

Coup de Foudre

Has it ever happened to you?

Do you have memories of someone you met, for whom the attraction was instant, indefinable and left you breathless? 91 more words

Nostalgia

City centred

Sunday it was suggested we leave the car and catch the bus into the city. There was, inevitably, a church we wanted to check out and with the idea that no car meant I would be able to have a drink with lunch. 654 more words

Photography

IT WAS A LOVELY WAR -- A WORLD WAR ONE CENTENNIAL

Happy Birthday, Great War. It’s 100 years since the day you officially started. World War I (WWI), also known as the First World War, was a nearly global war. 1,165 more words

History

Promises of Home—A Review

Promises of Home—Stories of Canada’s British Home Children

by Rose McCormick Brandon 

Who will love my boys, treat them as their own… Who will love my girls, keep them safe and warm? 1,439 more words

Social Commentary

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, & a Family Secret

by Catherine Bailey (Penguin 2013)

Fans of Downton Abbey will recognize the transition from pre-World War to post-World-War One society described in this fascinating account of why the 9th Duke of Rutland chose to die in a suite of uncomfortable rooms in his family’s ancient castle, Belvoir, rather than in his lavishly furnished rooms elsewhere in the castle. 158 more words

Non-fiction