Monthly Archives: December 2015

Our Christmas Tragedy – 1975

  I can still feel the moment. Christmas Eve 1975. The day our carefree life ended and a decade of heartache began. We married in 1963 and our 12th anniversary was coming up in 4 days. We had no children the first … Continue reading

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The North Platte Canteen – December 1941

On December 17, 1941, just ten days after Pearl Harbor, men of the 134th Infantry of the Nebraska Army National Guard were on their way from Camp Joseph T. Robinson near Little Rock, Arkansas to an unknown destination. Rumor had … Continue reading

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Sending Ground Troops to Syria

  “As President Barack Obama took the podium to reassure the nation of his commitment to defeating the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, in a rare oval office address on Sunday, a  CNN poll released the same … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Christmas Wedding!

An annual December repost Her high school graduation photo ….so I had just turned 21 and in basic training at Ft. Dix N. J. and she was 18, fresh out of high school the previous June  (I took her to her Prom) … Continue reading

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Longest Night

  This longest night come stay with me I’ll meet you near the trees out back You always visit in a dream a soft sweet kiss and then away Consider this an invite so fitting for the longest night expected … Continue reading

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African Sight

Women of dignity with regal deportment wrapped in cloth of pulsating hues heads and bodies clashing geometric senses scream as splashes of color emerge from smoky haze billboards peeling in the heat congratulating the President on his birthday Women delousing wide … Continue reading

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San Bernadino

It’s getting so routine the murder of innocents quickly forgotten in mere hours crying teens and mounds of flowers.   Yet fear not ye plebes for mighty Caesar and the Senate have offered lamentations to the Gods tweeting thoughts and prayers   … Continue reading

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Going Home

You go back to the place you grew up and find it’s changed houses and bars that are no more the ones still standing,  unrecognizable and you see her now, the teen beauty of your youthful dreams a cocktail waitress … Continue reading

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Pizza Man

Our pizza man is a super hero able to leap four addresses in twenty minutes delivering manna, loaves and fishes to the multitude Pizza man sped to his next stop like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve three large pies, one … Continue reading

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Magi in America

Did the Magi follow the star across the seas to the new land, to America seeking God that will reveal himself again in a cave? God in a cave; now so difficult to find for the star is obscured by … Continue reading

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