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Grandma’s garden taught many lessons

May 15, 2012 Growing up in Washington D.C. was like growing up in a city that had everything a young person like me could do. more »»

There’s nothing like fishing in the spring

April 13, 2012 Another spring is here. It is my best time of year, Spring is the time of rebirth. It is like the earth waking from a long winter’s nap In spring the air is still cool and crisp. more »»

Remembering Lone Ranger

March 9, 2012 I am a Lone Ranger fan that started listing to the Lone Ranger in 1948. Growing up in the 1940s, I listened to the Lone Ranger on my little radio. I was a big radio fan. more »»

History has a way of repeating

February 10, 2012 There is an old proverb saying, “History repeats itself.” This proverb has certainly proven itself true. When I was younger, I did not understand that adage. more »»

Walking up Misery Hill

January 13, 2012 Well, the holidays are over and we head into the winter weather for the next couple of months. As I have gotten older, I think of this time as passing behind the moon which is pitch black. more »»

Remembering Christmases past

December 16, 2011 Each passing Christmas I begin to think more and more of Christmases past. more »»

Football and youthful memories

November 11, 2011 I’ve gotten so that every time I watch a Redskins football game, it is like watching a dentist pulling teeth. Gone are the days when Washington had a winning tea. more »»

For some, fall is a new beginning

October 14, 2011 Another fall is here. It’s my 68th. more »»

Hazel: a hurricane worse than Irene

September 9, 2011 Irene and an earthquake in one week — now that is news. I remember a hurricane that was much worse and followed a similar path as Irene. more »»

Enjoying the youthfulness of being old

August 11, 2011 Many us of who are starting to age wish we could go back to our younger days. Many feel that they would enjoy their youth even more. more »»

To the beach: A ferry trip to remember

July 14, 2011 Before there was a bay bridge, there were ferries. In 1951 my grandparents took me to Ocean City for the first time. more »»

A long, hot summer

June 10, 2011 The long, hot summer started early this year. My favorite times of the year are fall and spring. Winters and summers were just there to live throug. more »»

Ground level ozone is always all around us

June 4, 2011 Ground level ozone is formed by combining nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds and the heat of the su. more »»

Getting older can mean getting smarter

May 12, 2011 The last few nights I have been working on becoming a Cockney. I have a small part in “My Fair Lady” playing at the Old Opera House in Charles Town. At 68, I’m learning something new. more »»

How ever-changing history shapes us

April 8, 2011 As I remember or is it as I see it? They are two distinctive things. I remember the past with warm memories, that part of my pas. more »»

Before television there were the movies

March 11, 2011 It looks like spring is about to spring. Wake up, my friends. The long hibernation is over. The Oscar show came and went, and I must say, I was happy with the winner, “The King’s Speec. more »»

Remembering my uncle with Alzheimer’s

February 11, 2011 I have noticed that this last year I have started to write more notes to myself about things that need to be done. more »»

The cold winter takes an extra appreciation

January 14, 2011 Remember that old song that has a verse that goes, “The clouds get darker and the days grow colder?” Well here we are the second week of January. I am lucky. more »»

The age of pencils and paper has passed

December 31, 2010 This is a blank sheet of paper. When I was a kid it was a piece of white paper which had a head and several lines. more »»

Gray days, caves provide a beautiful trip

December 17, 2010 As we get closer to Christmas, the more I want to slow time down just a mile or two. The winter is not for away. First of all let me say how much I use to love gray day. more »»

 
 

 

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