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Decoration Day

I am reposting a piece from a few years ago. Not only is today Memorial Day and Decoration Day; it would have been Daddy’s 91st birthday. Decoration Day was very important to him so it is natural that I would … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving List

When I was still in the classroom, my students read a historical novel written entirely in free verse by Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust. One especially beautiful and inspiring passage was Thanksgiving List. It made a wonderful model for … Continue reading

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Images of 9/11

Crash. Near Pittsburgh. Somerset County. Shanksville. SHANKSVILLE!!!? No! It can’t be. Several of my Facebook friends started posting the “Where were you when …” orĀ  “What were you doing …” scenarios we so often share on a date commemorating a … Continue reading

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