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The Alamo Movie With John Wayne

The Alamo with John Wayne Yesterday, I woke with a song running through my head, which then led to thoughts of the movie from which it came. “The Alamo,” filmed in 1960, starred John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Ken Curtis, Chill Wills and a cast of […]

Rita: A Goddess Came Down To Earth

Photo Credit All The Things A Movie Star Should Be When I was a kid, one of the most popular movie actresses was the glamorous Rita Hayworth. She was the epitome of the word “beautiful,” though there were many other  stars coming out of Hollywood at the time. But Rita had red hair. Of course, […]

My Hot Weekend With Frank Sinatra

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay I Was Breathless With Anticipation It was the Spring of 1994 and I was seated in the back of a long, black limousine, headed for the Las Vegas Strip. I was breathless with anticipation as I was on my way to the MGM Grand to meet Frank Sinatra. My heart was […]

Ray Bradbury: Supreme Storyteller

Photo Courtesy of Alan Light Ray Bradbury, Supreme Storyteller Ray Bradbury, author of numerous works of science-fiction,  was born on August 22nd 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. As a fascinating piece of his history, he was descended from Mary Bradbury, who was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. His […]

Trump Won’t Go Away

Photo Credit Trump Won’t Go Away America is in another election season, this one for the big guy, the top banana, the President of the United States. Our current President, Donald J. Trump won’t go away. He is up for re-election in 2020, having won in 2016 by Electoral Votes. His opponent Hillary Clinton took […]

Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey-Lime Dress...

Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey-Lime Dressing Do you love fresh fruit, especially spring and summer fruits? Those luscious strawberries, melons, blueberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, all just call my name at the beginning of summer. As soon as the fresh crop hits my supermarket I’m making my Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey-Lime Dressing, because […]

Review: The Cake Doctor Cookbook

The cake in this photo is not homemade, but it sure tastes like it. It’s made with only four ingredients with the help of a cookbook called The Cake Doctor by Anne Byrn. Yep, only four actual cake ingredients! Read on to find out which ones. Chocolate Covered Cherries Cake is my son’s favorite cake […]

Why Is Maureen O’Hara Buried In Arlingto

Photo Credit Rest In Peace, Maureen O’Hara, 1920-2015 Maureen O’Hara, beautiful talented actress, passed away on October 24th, 2015. The news stated that her burial is to be in Arlington National Cemetery. Many people, including this author, wondered why she would be buried there, since she was not a veteran. First, let’s learn a bit […]

Horseback Librarians

Photo Credit Author’s Note: This story, written in the month of March, is about a band of hardy librarians, mostly women, who made it possible for folks in far eastern rural corners of the Appalachian Mountains, to have access to books during the Great Depression years. But the month of March also honors America’s National […]

March: National Women’s History Month

Photo Credit March: National Women’s History Month National Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. Perhaps you didn’t realize there is […]

 
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