An Officer's Lady on the Frontier

Elizabeth Proal Norvell (1848-1931) was the wife of Colonel Stevens Thompson Norvell, an officer of the 10th Cavalry, one of the famed Buffalo Soldier regiments on the great plains.     420 more words

American History

A Special 4th of July

Forty years ago we celebrated our nation’s birthday in Alaska.  It was the Bicentennial, our 200th birthday.  From the start we were heavily involved with the celebration as I was a member of both the Anchorage Bicentennial commission and the Elmendorf base celebration. 484 more words

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Who's your Daddy?



During the last week, I had the opportunity to think about fathers and their impact upon others  in an entirely different way.  We had several men from my college ROTC unit and their wives to dinner, it was our 50th anniversary of our graduation from college last weekend. 504 more words

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Arlington

I have been to Arlington many, many times and it never fails to move me.

The first time I visited this hallowed place was as a senior in high school.   441 more words

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When we were in the Service

I’ve noticed in recent years, I often refer to the time that I was in the Air Force as when “we were in the Air Force.” 510 more words

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Death and Family History

Over the years researching family history I have read stories of terrible deaths.   There are murders, accidental deaths, and of course medical issues that run in families. 590 more words

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