Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Battleship North Carolina, Macys and Christmas – 1943

Battleship U. S. S. North Carolina  Well Christmas is just one week away and those of us lucky enough to have family and friends are looking forward to a holiday filled with joy and good cheer.   Most of us … Continue reading

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Only One More Week ’till Santa!

Like my Buzz Lightyear jacket? . Santa is coming next week! . We went to see Mickey at Disney World! ‘ So much fun!! . All that fun makes you tired! . Mommy’s being silly!  Me too!  

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Thoughts On Writing Out Christmas Cards – A Re-Post

Into the mail box the cards are delivered, angels, a manger, the star and a lamb as the rural carrier makes her rounds listening to the plaintive sounds the bleats of sheep the clopping of camels the shuffle of sandals … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa Who?

Back in the mid-1990s while on one of several business trips to Paris (somebody’s got to do it!) I made a special effort to cross off one of the items on my bucket list. I went to see Mona Lisa.  … Continue reading

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Solstice – A Christmas Re-Post

Icy cold frozen moon hanging in a crystalline sky as it was foretold Tree skeletons appear if dead save pines and ivy holly berries red Snow falls on frozen water The sun is gone The fearful cower Fires burning in … Continue reading

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Christmas Guests!

Hi!  We’re here!  Fa la la la la! ; . . . . Drove up to the house and the Christmas guests were out front.  After I entered, they made their way around back, making lots of noise – for … Continue reading

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“It Was The Best of Times…..

it was the worst of times.” Thus the opening line of Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”  a historical novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor … Continue reading

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A Christmas Card

. . Back in January I wrote about my youngest daughter’s artistic endeavors which began when she was a child.  You can read about it here: https://toritto.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/a-daughters-art/ One of the things she enjoys doing is creating greeting cards for family … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

Toritto’s House – I moved into this home 14 years ago today with my two daughters. . Looking out back last night to homes across the road and fronting on the great swamp.  Few, other than the neighbors who live … Continue reading

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A Lesson From The Passing of George H. W. Bush

“Words that everyone once used are now obsolete, and so are the men whose names were once on everyone’s lips: Camillus, Caeso, Volesus, Dentatus, and to a lesser degree Scipio and Cato, and yes, even Augustus, Hadrian, and Antoninus are … Continue reading

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