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Polio to Paratrooper Paperback – August 27, 2016

by Anne Archer Tullidge (Author), Anne Tullidge Bell (Afterword), Christian Bell (Foreword)

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Do Ho Suh's Paratroopers

Like Janine Antoni’s “Moor”, Do Ho Suh’s “Paratrooper V” uses string as a symbol of connection.  In his muscular grasp the paratrooper wrangles the hundreds of fine, red strings which connect him to thousands of signatures embroidered on a parachute.   432 more words


Stories from the Family

I love writing about my family. They are crazy, quirky, and I have relatives named  Aunt Pat, Uncle Buck, and a Great-Grandpa named Cletus, need I say more. 593 more words


National Airborne Day

Don’t forget to hug a paratrooper today.  It’s National Airborne Day!

I was terrified of heights as a kid and I hated that feeling.  In Boy Scouts, I forced myself to learn to repel and rock climb to get rid of the fear; but it was still there.  134 more words


August 16th National Airborne Day

In 2001, President George W. Bush created the National Airborne Day to honor our soldiers that strike from above. Organized prior to America’s entry into World War 2 their first jump came on August 16th, 1940. 237 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Ocean Blue Rendezvous


 The explosion shook the air throughout the cabin.

“Less than a minute ‘till we reach the drop point, boys!” 949 more words

Short Stories

A Glimpse of the Events in Normandy on June 6, 1944

As Memorial Day was yesterday, I figured today would good to post my blog about the visit my father and I took to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy.   1,087 more words