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Round Four, Week Three -- More Ideas Than Time

Autumn has remained in our neighborhood far longer than usual, with many trees still in full leaf. Unfortunately, rain and winds are forecast for tomorrow, so autumn may be on its way south. 348 more words

ROW80

The First Allied Soldier Killed By Enemy Fire on D-Day – Lieutenant Den Brotheridge At Pegasus Bridge

H/T War History OnLine.

A little World War II trivia.

Lieutenant Herbert Denham “Den” Brotheridge, Commander of 25 Platoon, D Company, 2ndBattalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry holds an honored place in history marked by his death almost 20 minutes after midnight on June 6th, 1944. 956 more words

Second annual Navy Days set for Oct. 28-29

Calgary’s second annual Navy Days celebration is not only bigger and better than the inaugural year’s event; it also provides a perfect opportunity for Canadians to take pride in their country. 327 more words

Local News

Witamy! Welcome to my writer's blog

Witamy! is the Polish word for Welcome!

(Above: Town Square, or Rynek, of Bolesławiec, world renown for its beautiful Polish pottery. This is a setting for a scene in my second book, … 909 more words

Florida--And a Little World War II History--Here I Come!

I’ll be winging my way to Florida today to spend a week with Al. I’m sure there will be many adventures and lots of barbecue. In fact, in keeping with tradition, our first stop, which is just outside the Orlando-Sanford Airport, will be Sonny’s. 246 more words

Writing

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. May 2, 2017. Sourcebooks, 480 p. ISBN: 9781492649359.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD; Lexile: 980. 898 more words

Nonfiction

A WWII Photo Mystery (Part 1)

If you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, then you probably know that the World War II era is my favorite in history – I particularly love any and every photo of service members and their wartime experiences that I can get my hands on, so I’m back today with two Navy photos rescued from E-Bay (and these have names!) and a little mystery to solve. 696 more words

Family History