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Celebrating the mothers of 1919 with carnations, songs, and guilt

Mother’s Day 1919 was dedicated to the mothers whose sons fought for freedom. President Wilson decreed that flags be flown at all government buildings (wasn’t this done normally back then?) and requested that people fly the flag at their homes “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of the country.”  The carnation was the flower of the day, the… 495 more words

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The Four Freedoms ... Responsibility and Ownership.

https://notmyfirstrodeoblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/04-river-flows-in-you.m4a “River Flows In You”, Yiruma, from the album “Yiruma Piano Collection” , (2001)

So, my resolution after my  last post was, going forward, to avoid pointing fingers, avoid divisiveness, and avoid setting up others as the bad guy, the enemy, the Strawman supporting MY argument. 2,532 more words

The Inner Struggle

Oatmeal cookies with Norman Rockwell

Inspired by “The Artist’s Palate: Cooking with the World’s Great Artists”, Frank Fedele 2003 New York and Rockwell’s 1920 painting “Crackers in bed” for an Edison Mazda Lamp advertisement American author, painter and illustrator 1894-1978

What Do Creative People Eat And Drink?

Poem-a-Day April 2019 Writer’s Digest Challenge #4. Theme: Painter #aprpad

Norman Rockwell

Illustrator or artist,
he captured what he saw,
even as “the greats” captured
what they imagined,
& does that make it any more… 7 more words

Hit a Home Run with Community-Based Learning this Summer through Local Baseball!

Art, History, and Baseball: Learning from a Great American Pastime

A springtime standard for many western Massachusetts families, the sport of baseball is certainly one of our country’s favorite pastimes. 615 more words

Hilltown Families

Billboard Beauty

Imagine you are driving down the express way on your way home from work, and every half mile there is a massive billboard 20 feet to the right of the road’s right of way. 591 more words


April Fool's

April Fool’s: Girl With Shopkeeper, 1948

Did you know that Norman Rockwell illustrated magazine covers specifically for April Fool’s Day?

He has always been one of my favorite artists. 250 more words

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