Tag Archives: West Point

The Crazy Evolution of Holidays

On Monday, we will celebrate Memorial Day in the US.  The day we honor our fallen soldiers.  And eat hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m not kidding.  If you’ve read my last post, you know how important Memorial Day is to … Continue reading

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In Honor Of My Grandfather

This is in honor of my grandfather and all who have died in service to our country.  This Memorial Day I would like to share my original post that was published in 2015 and was featured on Freshly Pressed.   … 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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What Would My Father Think?

 In 1941 my father, Harry Canavan Harvey, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  The world was so different than it is now.  Of course, family lore is never truly accurate, but to give an example, as … Continue reading

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Spain, Franco and Me…

Three huge things happened in the Summer of 1974. 1.  I was living in Segovia, Spain for my study abroad. 2.  Francisco Franco had an attack of thrombophlebitis. 3.  I learned what freedom is. In July of 1974, I was … Continue reading

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September 12, 1918 The day my family changed forever…

“On August 3, 1918, Major Harvey was transferred to the 103rd Field Artillery, and assigned to the second battery. With this battery he went into position September llth, participating in St. Mihiel offensive, September 12th, on which day he was … 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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