Category Archives: History

Remembering Jackie

It was May, 1994, when I was coming home through Central Park, wondering why there were so many news trucks along Fifth Avenue. I had yet to learn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, better known to the world, as just Jackie, had … Continue reading

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The Graceful Fall of Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly inspired a post I wrote called, A Word From the Heart https://athingirl.com/2017/05/02/ that had little to do with him, but the powers-that-be, have been harassing me, because his name was even mentioned. First of all, I don’t share the shortsidedness … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List 2017

 After being called a serial reader, So many books, so little time, doesn’t apply to me, reading nonstop regardless of where I am.    That’s the key, to have one with you at all times so you can sneak a … Continue reading

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Stand By Your Man

 I was perusing through a book about the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), and the page I opened to, was about his wife, Adrienne. During France’s revolution, called the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), that didn’t do justice to the horrors that … Continue reading

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Freckles

I’m a big reader, as most of you know, having the privilege of belonging to a very special library, with stacks you can roam that remind me of catacombs. You just never know what you’ll find.  In one of my diggings, … Continue reading

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Genes

It might have been easier to write about levis, but here it goes. Sometimes I see mothers with their babies sporting the same face…or a dad and his son who walk alike, long legs, just in two different sizes. It’s … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…23 Years Ago Today

I wasn’t going to write about Bill this round, feeling a little uncomfortable after someone I like a lot, questioned our relationship, and what I’ve chosen to reveal. But then it didn’t feel right to let the day pass without … Continue reading

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President’s Day 2017

Tomorrow we’re honoring two of our noblest of leaders by closing banks and hosting white sales. George Washington (February 22, 1732), and Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809) I’m sure would be honored to know, in their memory, we all got … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired…Your Poor…Your Detained

It’s no secret Donald Trump, the bible still warm from his oath of office, proceeds minus tact nor diplomacy.  I attribute this to not caring what others think of him, an odd trait for any president to have. I’ve been … Continue reading

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You Can Never Read Too Much

I had a person, who shall remain nameless, tell me I read too much. “You’re wasting your freak’in life at that library of yours, you even pay for?  I’ll never wrap my brain around that.” Is that because you don’t … Continue reading

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