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A Sad Statistic Grows by One More …

On Sunday, September 16th, at age 87, my Dad became part of a rapidly growing statistic. He passed away sixty-seven years after completing his service in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. We are losing our World War II … Continue reading

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Cpl. A.B. Ellis and Kershaw’s Brigade

Archibald B. Ellis … my Great-Great Grandfather who lived to the age of 84, was born in Hodges, SC in 1842.  Early in his life, he was faced with the decision to defend a popular cause that would ultimately prove indefensible both militarily … Continue reading

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“Mayflower” … A Cautionary Tale

Like so many of the myths created to tell the story of the creation of our country, the tale of The Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving has been scrubbed and polished so many times over the years that when the … Continue reading

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How I Became an Avid Reader …

Do you love to read?  I do.  Well, at least I do, now … In fact, I usually have at least two books going at any one time … occasionally three.  Yes, I love to read and I have for a … Continue reading

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Are you a history “Reenactor” or an “Imagin-actor”?

First, let me say that I have absolutely nothing against reenactors or reenactments.  I totally understand and appreciate what reenactors are trying to do and I commend them for their dedication.   I have attended reenactments and they are grand events with lots … Continue reading

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A summer reading suggestion

Do you like good historical fiction?  How about an exciting mystery? “The Whiskey Rebels”, an excellent novel by Davis Liss combines the best of each  genre and works very nicely on both levels. Liss has chosen a somewhat under-appreciated era in the history … Continue reading

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