Tag Archives: History

4th of July!  Values we hold dear, July 04, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1073)

When I was a little girl, the 4th of July in the U.S. was a day for parades, picnics, and fireworks (safely).  We celebrated joyously!  Our family would go sit on the lawn of the company where my father worked … Continue reading

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Binge watching “Reign” starring Megan Follows in a lusty scheming role, May 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1060)

I don’t normally watch many videos, and we have long since stopped watching tv—for years.  In fact we finally cancelled our cable service a few weeks ago—stopping throwing good money after bad.  We stream on our computers if we want … Continue reading

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“Hidden Figures–Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant.”  April 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1058)

Last weekend when Liesbeth Lap shared this Shinedown music lyric quote and a beautiful dancing lady illustration (see below) on Twitter, the image and quote moved me. On one level, I like the sentiment about women being strong and independent.  We … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day at Bag End–Will the Dwarves see his Shadow?  February 02, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1037)

It’s Groundhog Day in the U.S.—it’s a kind of folk tradition that occurs every February 2nd.  Supposedly, if the ground hog—such a Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil–sees his shadow, then we have 6 more weeks of Winter. If he doesn’t see his … Continue reading

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We are Women, Hear us Roar:  The Women’s Marches Saturday January 21, 2017,  January 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1032)

Oh how I wish that I could have participated in one of The Women’s Marches yesterday, Saturday, January 21, 2017.   I know several ladies from our community who went to the DC Women’s March.   I can’t wait to hear their … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation inspires hope and resolve,  January 11, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1028)

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s (right) Farewell Address was perfect!  He gently highlighted the goals his administration set and met, and he reminded everyone that the standards of action in this democracy should be kept in order to honor the … Continue reading

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