Category Archives: history

“Dido” Elizabeth Belle

Dido Elizabeth Belle and the Lady Elizabeth Murray “Dido” Elizabeth Belle was a bi-racial woman born into slavery in 1761 in the West Indies, the daughter of a slave woman, Maria Belle and a British career naval officer, John Lindsay, … Continue reading

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Two Sisters of Genoa

Twin sisters of Genoa sleek, fine, rich of breeding Languorous, creating that feeling of wanting to bed with her. Old fashioned sisters living in a new age appealing only to those who do not hurry and are slow of hand. … Continue reading

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El Lector

Yesterday I put up a post entitled “Tampa Tales” about my adopted city.  It included the above photo taken in an Ybor City cigar manufacturing plant. One cannot write about Tampa’s history without mentioning cigars and the Cuban and Spanish … Continue reading

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Tampa Tales

Tampa  Most of you who waste your precious time reading me know that I live in a semi-rural area north of Tampa Bay.  I’m actually only 29 miles from the Tampa International Airport but my eldest daughter thinks I live … Continue reading

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On Speaking From The “Heart” – A Re-Post From 2015

“There are two fundamentally different kinds of speakers: those who use reasoning, and those who speak from the heart. They reach two different sorts of people, those who understand through reason, and those who understand through the heart. Speakers who … Continue reading

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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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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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