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George H. W. Presidential Library   It is hard for me to believe that is has been almost twenty years since we visited the George H. W. Presidential Library; I am glad I saved the dated ticket. Sadly, I do not have pictures of our visit. The Library is located at 1000 George Bush West,…

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The James Thurber House     “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber ~ An Adventures Daydreamer Did you know that Mittyesque is a word? The word is derived from one of James Thurber’s most well-known shorty stories, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,…

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The Algonquin Hotel Though the hotel opened in 1902, it would be a few years later, till it entered literary lore. “In the summer of 1919 a group of writers met in the Pergola Room for a party and came to have lunch at the Algonquin every day for the next ten years. Frank Case…

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President James Abram Garfield’s Home and Grave Site “The world’s history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to…

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President George W. Bush Library   One of my warmest memories, about President George W. Bush, does not involve him, but rather my neighbor Phil. I had volunteered for both of the President’s campaigns, a fact that could not be lost on any of my mostly Democrat neighbors, as my yard was filled with signs!…

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck Green Hills Farms Perkasie, Pennsylvania     Have you ever seen a Nobel Prize? I had not, until I wandered onto the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck home and foundation, in Pennsylvania. As well documented, on these pages, I enjoy touring homes of people I am interested in; there is an…

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Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park     “Courage on Trail” Nat H. Youngblood   “The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that presents the story of Western Pennsylvania’s essential role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the…

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Winnie-the-Pooh and His Friends At The New York Public Library     “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together . . . there is something you must always remember.  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  But the most important thing is even if we…

Remembering Nine-Eleven

The Tear Drop Memorial to September 11th Bayonne New Jersey     I cannot say that we made a conscious decision to visit 9-11 Memorials; but what I will say is that I do not regret a single detour or stop made, at any of these locations, and that I could not more highly recommend,…

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South Union Shaker Village   “Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free ‘Tis a gift to come down where I ought to be And when I am in the place just right I will be in the valley of love and delight When true simplicity is gained To bow and…