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El Paso, Texas

Well, by now we have become intimately acquainted with El Paso.  For a while there, I thought we were relocating to this border city.

We arrived late afternoon, having driven through yet another day of dust storms.   792 more words

Winter Trip 2017

U.S. Navy Flag

August 19, 1812 — The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.



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Shaving The Yak

Color Book Scrapbook, part 2

My grandmother, Gladys Corinne Walker, was born in 1897. She grew up on a farm in Argyle, Michigan and moved to Seattle at age 18, and she created this scrapbook during the 1920s and perhaps beyond. 166 more words


USS Constitution Returns To Expanded Summer Hours

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, has reopened for expanded summer hours.

The ship is now open to visitors for free between 2:30 p.m. 117 more words


U.S.S. Constitution

The U.S.S. Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship that is still afloat. Launched in 1797, it fought with distinction in the War of 1812. Over time it became a training ship, ambassador to other nations, and museum. 103 more words