One of the largest repositories of genealogical data in the world belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons. During my ongoing research into my family tree, I’ve used the LDS genealogy website, familysearch.org, extensively and often receive notifications of new findings as they arise.Continue reading
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It will be fifty years this November 22nd, a day that I remember like it was yesterday.Continue reading
Mr. Powell – Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Of all my albums from the 70’s, one of the few I’d listen to when I needed comfort, peace of mind, and a good night’s sleep was Car Over the Lake Album by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, perhaps the most under appreciated band of the era.Continue reading
Pledge of Allegiance ala Red Skelton
After watching the first segment of David Miller’s The Silencing of God, pointing out how God has been systematically removed from our daily lives over the past 50 years here in America, I was impressed by the amount of research Miller had done on the topic. I double checked his assertions and found that he obviously did his homework. That video last night brought to mind an old episode of Red Skelton, a fellow Hoosier whom I had the pleasure of meeting in 1982. As today is election day 2012, I thought this post would be appropriate.
The Vidiot – Ken Nordine
This may not be fresh material, but it applies today more than ever! Another piece of word jazz from “the voice of Levi’s Jeans”, Ken Nordine – 92 and still going strong.Continue reading
A Giant Leap for Mankind …
Flags have been at half-mast with the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong this week, which brought back fond memories of the summer of 1969. Looking back, I recall the enormity of the achievement as it marked the victorious end of Kennedy’s space challenge in which he vowed to “put a man on the moon by the end of the decade”. The awesomeness of the feat has faded considerably over the decades since.Continue reading
Thanks for the Memories!
Playing With a Full Deck
With Easter weekend coming up, I thought this would be appropriate.
Veteran’s Day – 11/11/2011
The holiday was originally established to celebrate the end of “The Great War” in 1918 and named “Armistice Day” or “Remembrance Day” until 1945, the end of the Second World War, when it was renamed “Veteran’s Day” in honor of all who served in our military – “The Great War” was hence referred to as “World War I”.
How We Were One with the West
During the mid-1980s, there was a surge of condominium time-share promotional activity in the DFW area. My wife, Nichole, and I decided to check-out a couple of these promos mainly because of the prizes and freebies they were inclined to hand out to visitors.Continue reading