Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Delayed 71 Years By War

An unintentional, but wonderful post. I learned this morning, watching the BBC News, that a trove of Christmas cards and letters from WW2 have been found on the Channel Island of Jersey, off the British coast. The island was occupied … Continue reading

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How the Spirit Of Christmas Stopped A War.

In my previous post, I mentioned how the plans of Americans for a quiet Christmas were interrupted by World War 2 (or a small portion thereof). This time, I want to tell you the story of how Christmas interrupted World … Continue reading

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How a War Can Interrupt The Spirit Of Christmas

On this day, 68 years ago, the German Army launched a major winter offensive against US troops along the Franco-German border, in an area of the Ardennes forrest. This battle, while known in textbooks as the Ardennes Offensive and to … Continue reading

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An Oops, And a Heads Up.

Yesterday, I put up what was supposed to be a brief statement acknowledging the tragic events in Connecticut. Unfortunately, I violated the founding principle of this blog to keep things light, and worse, I may have insulted or offended some … Continue reading

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Friday Miscellany.

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the shootings at the school in Connecticut. I won’t add much to this debate, save this. A friend or two have talked about banning all guns. I own five myself, but only … Continue reading

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Heads Up!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11, I will be presenting a guest post on Doggy’s Style’s blog:  http://doggysstyle.wordpress.com/ It’s a heart-warming story of love, life, laughter, heavy metal, horsepower, and handguns. I’ll let those who know me well take a wild guess … Continue reading

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Some Random December 7th Thoughts.

As most of you are probably aware, today is the 71st Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War 2. You’ve also probably heard of the USS Arizona, a battleship sunk that … Continue reading

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