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Laughing Mom

Not sure where or when this was taken, other than there’s a note on the back thanking Dad for help with some furniture project, and signed D, and a “Hi to Mary Lou”


Wrapping Christmas presents

Mom working very hard at getting things wrapped, probably without much help from Dad!  I think this is in Boston, maybe 1954 or ’55.


Good Night, and Good Luck.

I studied the great CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow a great deal as a journalist, but this week I’ve viewed him in a whole new light: as a patriot of this country. 1,042 more words

White House

Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Jon Krakauer pioneered the art of taking local stories that would have been forgotten rather quickly and expanding them into intriguing full length books. It’s a great trend for American literature in my opinion because it pulls us into the small slices of Americana that would be overlooked otherwise. 432 more words


Sam and Loraine

Grandma Loraine looks determined to not wake him!