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Bitter Tears by Johnny Cash

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Judy Schweitzer Bitter Tears by Johnny Cash In the 1970s, Johnny Cash’s interest and compassion for the stories of the American Indian (as they were called in that era) grew, as the public became more aware of an activist group known as AIM ( American Indian Movement). Johnny recorded an album […]

Things You Might Not Know About Frank Si...

  In The Beginning There Was Francis… Francis Albert Sinatra, born on December 12, 1915, in an upstairs tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey, would grow up to be a force to be reckoned with in America’s music industry. No one knew that yet and his birth certainly didn’t signify that kind of success. He weighed […]

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day? Perhaps you’ve been asked what’s the reason for celebrating Independence Day or the 4th of July. I’m sure most of us say, “That’s the day we received our freedom from English rule,” or something along those lines. It’s true that our nation declared its freedom on July 4, 1776, […]

John Wesley Hardin: Bad or Misunderstoo...

John Wesley Hardin, Bad or Misunderstood? John Wesley Hardin was born near Bonham, Texas on May 26, 1853 to parents James “Gip” Hardin and Mary Elizabeth Dixson. Hardin’s father was a Methodist preacher, and in those days, preachers often had huge territories to cover to save souls, so they were known as “circuit riders.” In […]

Adult Aliens From Space Masks

Photo Credit The aliens are coming! Do you believe in aliens from another planet? What do you think they’ll look like? Maybe they’ll look just like us or maybe they’ll be all weird. Wouldn’t it be fun to dress as what we imagine an alien from outer space would look like this Halloween? I go […]

Death Valley: Strange But Beautiful

A Visit to Death Valley: Unlike Any Other Place on Earth   All photos courtesy of Judy Schweitzer, from our family album, unless otherwise indicated. Death Valley is a composite of oddities and anomalies that covers an area of about 3,000 square miles of otherworldly views and scenery that may make you feel as though […]

A Light Bulb Burning For 115 Years?

Photo Credit A Light Bulb Burning For 115 Years? In a Livermore, California firehouse, hangs a bare bulb, now known as The Centennial Light. It’s burned almost continuously for 115 years. Impossible? Yes it is now, but it wasn’t when the bulb was originally made by Shelby Electric. True, it doesn’t shine as brightly now […]

 
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