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Tears of Remembrance

Remembrance Day services always bring me to tears.
My childhood was spent in the shadow of World War II. My father, Douglas Ian Rankin Angus, and my uncle, James Oswald Stewart Angus returned home from overseas but they left an older sibling in a grave in Germany 1. 797 more words



On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.

Percy Towns Armstrong: 26th May

Associate Member 1912.

Engineer, Radiant Heating.

Lieutenan, Royal Naval Air Service, King’s North Naval Air Station, HMS ”Queen Empress”. 310 more words


David's Diary - March 10, 1969

Monday, March 10, 1969

A full day; up about 9:00, got to work immediately working on Fund newsletter. This occupied my morning; mother offered to take us to Captain Courageous restaurant for lunch—with Hazel Brady. 1,018 more words


First Stop on Our Trip to Germany: Mainz

We spent our first day and a half in Germany in the beautiful and ancient city of Mainz, a city with a population of about 200,000 people and a city that was once an important center for Jewish learning and culture. 1,719 more words


David's Diary - March 3, 1969

Monday, March 3, 1969

Debby is getting into sitting position well—and doing better at crawling.

Up about 7:00, shaved; while shaving phone call from Dr. Brown canceling my 9:00 AM appointment because of the snow storm. 1,080 more words


Writing the immigrant story, in truth or fiction

“Imagine being a sixteen year old boy, walking across Europe and leaving your whole family behind. Imagine being a young girl, the poor daughter of immigrants, trying to bridge the gap between your parents and the world they now live in.” 873 more words

Book Talk

Amy reblogged this on Brotmanblog: A Family Journey and commented:

Thanks so much to Linda Austin of Moonbridgebooks for interviewing me about my novel, Pacific Street.

David's Diary - February 24, 1969

Monday, February 24, 1969

Up about 9:00. Breakfast, worked in Kenyon’s book on Late Bronze period—we were anxious for the mail to come—and what we wanted came: our first slides taken with the new camera—and they are excellent—movie came too. 1,079 more words