Needles, CA: A community remembers and give thanks during Memorial Day Service.

Needles, CA: A community remembers and give thanks during Memorial Day Service.

A community came together to remember and give thanks to the people who defended and saved lives, and protected our country and our freedoms during a Memorial Day Service held on Monday, May 25th, 2015 at Needles Riverview Cemetery in Needles, California. 937 more words

A Fantastic & Frugal Foreign Foray

Hello and welcome back, my loyal(?) readers! I found myself a bit less motivated to write this blog these last few weeks, mostly because I was low on things to say. 971 more words

The Lost Art of Adventure Golf: Tiki Town Mission Beach

With each passing year, I find myself falling deeper in love with nostalgic activities from my childhood. I never fully understood when my elders spouted off that golden phrase “back in my day” until “back in my day” suddenly fast-forwarded 20 years to present day! 394 more words

San Diego Gatherings

A Better Late Than Never Hodgepodge...

It has been a crazier than usual week, and I’ve been kicking myself for not being able to join in today’s Hodgepodge this morning.  Then, suddenly, my husband reminded me that it’s still Wednesday for another two hours and forty-five minutes!   717 more words


Memorial Day: Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex, a photo essay

I say, comrades, what caused the tide of victory to turn in the Union’s favor? Was it not that the great minds of the north were forced, by the reverses they were meeting daily, to assemble in council and decide that they needed help?

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Man survives lightning strike to the head

A US man has survived being struck by lightning over the Memorial Day weekend after he was caught in a sudden storm in Idaho.

Ryan Cross, 34, is lucky to be alive after lightning struck his head and came out the base of his back. 210 more words


Felix A. Cizewski and the 70th Anniversary of 45th Division's Memorial Day Observance in Munich

After liberating Dachau, the combat units of the 45th Infantry Division captured Munich on April 30, 1945.

Felix A. Cizewski, my late father, and the 45th Signal Company arrived on May 1st. 160 more words

45th Infantry Division