Tag Archives: USMA

On Finding My Grandfather

100 years ago this month, the world saw the end of the Great War. This day has special meaning for my family. While my father, two brothers, two uncles, and one nephew served in our military, some as career officers, … Continue reading

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A Debutante And A Soldier

I know the proper way to set a table for a dinner party for 20 people.  Where each type of spoon, fork, knife, butter dish, salad plate, dinner plate, cake plate, cup, saucer, soup bowl, napkin, wine glass, water glass … Continue reading

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Gut feeling about states

While commenting on a blog by John Guillen a few minutes ago, I realize how many misconceptions, or no conceptions, I have about a lot of states (USA – I’m only vaguely aware that Canada and Australia have provinces.  Actually I’m … Continue reading

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