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General Douglas MacArthur

When I was a young 16 yo girl, my very first office job entailed picking up the company’s mail from the General Post Office at the bottom end of Queen Street and then walking back to the top end to start my work day as a Junior Clerk Typist slogging away at those big old typewriters. 275 more words


Today in History: V-J Day

On September 2nd, 1945, aboard the American battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, representatives of the United States, Japan, and eight other countries signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, officially marking the end of World War II. 509 more words


Last Words

“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” This is one of the most famous quotes of all time, spoken by General Douglas MacArthur. He was not dying but retiring from the army; still, these words hold great significance. 241 more words

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Thursday 21 July - Runs of the Day

Leopardstown held a cracking card on Thursday evening, and it was all about Aiden O’Brien as his three stars for the evening all duly delivered, one of whom will feature below. 273 more words

#startracking Thursday 21st July 12noon

How much would you pay for a racehorse? What about a son of Galileo? In the 6.00pm at Leopardstown two of them clash. They were two of the top four lots at the Tattersalls Yearling sales, Douglas MaCarthur cost 1.25 million guineas and World War a snip at a mere 1.2 million guineas!! 1,121 more words


Antigua…the Beach Is Just the Beginning: Odds and Ends

I’ve been back 3 days from the whirlwind that was my Antigua trip and as everything is digesting, I see pictures I took or remember small things that made an impact so here are some odds and ends. 300 more words