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Writing Home     I imagine that writing home is no longer a group activity for our men and women, in the armed services; but I feel certain that this post card, from World War I captures one of most important moments in these men’s lives.  The black and white picture feels a bit sorrowful…

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The Miracle Mile     Once upon a time, I used to live off of Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California. I happened to move there shortly after the original Brown Derby Restaurant, the one shaped like a derby hat, was demolished. One evening, after walking around the Ambassador Hotel, I ventured north a block,…

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  The Giant Redwoods I love this old postcard; it has been in my collection for years. This tree had been hallowed out by fire; allowing one to step inside of a giant redwood – or park your car! Our fascination with the giant redwoods, of northern California, began when they were first sighted, by…

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Play Ball! As the All-Star game gets ready to start, I share with you the only postcard I bought, when we visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame, at Coopers Town, in the autumn of 1991. I had seen A League of their Own, and was thrilled to see some small mention of women in…

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Paris Perhaps I am just feeling the passing years, but I find myself more nostalgic about certain people and places – including Europe in general, and Paris in particular. It is true that I have read too much about and by the American expatriates and those lost generations, the experiences during The Great War and…

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The Petrified Forest The first souvenir Kate and I ever bought was a small slice of petrified wood, in Arizona, thirty years ago. It was a stop, on that first road trip, which I had wanted to make, as I remembered visiting the national park, as a child, when we lived in Winslow, Arizona. I had…

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Old North Bridge and Battle Monument “The Old North Bridge spans the Concord River at the battle ground. Originally it was a wooden structure and of recent years a concrete bridge was erected patterned after the old one.”   A visit to the Minute Man National Historic Park is a stop outside of Boston, worth making…

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The Curtis-Lee Mansion “May 21st, 1942 Washington, D. C. Am having a great time. Leaving tomorrow about 9.  Don’t know if well go straight through without stopping or not. Sue” The card with its sharp 1 cent stamp that reads United States of America, Industry Agriculture for Defense, is of the Curtis-Lee Mansion, in Arlington…

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Grand Central Station, 1926 This post card, of a photograph taken by Kenneth Dudley Smith, of Grand Central Station, in New York City, is one of my favorite images; and perhaps would be better served in Art than here. Recently, when stepping into the train station, looking for a bite to eat and a shortcut to…

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Stone Mountain Let me start by saying that regardless of what those who initiated this project may have desired, the result, as it stands today is a work of art, worth the detour. While American man-made wonders are not as ancient, as in other parts of the world, they are no less impressive, at least…