Monthly Archives: November 2017

An Honor Guard for Haile Selassie – A Re – Post

“Toritto” in Ethiopia at 23 – looking maybe 17!  Once upon a time Toritto was a soldier; he spent four years of his life defending the nation against the evil empire.  He married his prom date some 5 weeks after … Continue reading

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I Heard Marlene Dietrich Sing

For upcoming Veteran’s Day  – a Re – Post Saw some 1920’s photos when we had ended all the wars thinking we would all be rich livin’ fat and driving fancy cars But it didn’t quite turn out that way … Continue reading

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Patriotic Songs by Chicago Guy

I am reposting this piece on my blog which is something I rarely do.  It was written by Chicago Guy whose blog I follow and a real writer whose work I could only wish to emulate.  I was going to … Continue reading

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Lamentations for Crassus – for Veteran’s Day

Oh Crassus! Croesus of the Western Empire Plutocrat of the Republic Why seek ye glory in the East? Was the crucifying of Spartacists along the Appian Way not enough to ensure your name forever carved in Memory’s stone? Crossing the Euphrates … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday!!

I’m One on Wednesday!! Happy Birthday Clark Cassius! .

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Obscenity

We’re sorry Texas sending thoughts and prayers Be assured we stand with you But there’s really nothing we can do .

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The General, History and Revisionist History

Robert E. Lee’s plantation home – Arlington Virginia Ah yes.  There is so much going on here in the United States each day it is almost impossible for an old blogger to keep up.  Trying to write a post on … Continue reading

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Somme – A Re-Post for Remembrance Day

The Leeds, Bradford and Barnsley Pals Sheffield City and Grimsby Chums Harrogate and Tenth West Yorkshire heard the call of the pipes and drums All lads who shared a pint together the butcher’s boy and cobbler’s son went off to … Continue reading

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