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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 […]

Bessie Smith ~ Empress of the Blues

Photo Credit Bessie Smith ~ Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith would have been the first one to laugh at the title “Empress of the Blues.” Not because she didn’t think she deserved it, but because her childhood and upbringing had accustomed her not to expect much. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a date […]

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, […]

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 […]

Disappearing Clydesdales

Photo Credit America/Clydesdale Love Affair What’s happening with the disappearing Clydesdales? Let’s take a trip back in the history of the beloved American icon, the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The American love affair with Budweiser Clydesdale Horses began on April 7,1933. August A. Busch Sr. presented a gift to his father , August A. Busch Jr., […]

 
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