Tag Archives: American History

Mornings On Horseback

I’ve just finished David McCullough’s book, Mornings On Horseback (1981) about a young, romantic Theodore Roosevelt. The by-line reads: The Story Of An Extraordinary Family, A Vanished Way of Life And The Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. What inspires … Continue reading

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The Comfort Of History

This shutdown business has me quite undone. I can’t believe it’s still unresolved without any end in sight. What about those of us inside the wall? I went to my bookcase taking down an atlas on past presidents: Lincoln, FDR, … Continue reading

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Jefferson Survives…July 4th, 1826

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both died on July 4th, 1826. Adams was 90, Jefferson, 82. They had been friends, foes, then friends again much of their adult lives. Adams was the one who coaxed Jefferson into writing the Declaration … Continue reading

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Those Wacky Presidents

After a friend read, I can name all the U.S. Presidents, he demanded to know how, so I told him. Boy, was he sorry. Washington, the first, is a no-brainer. John Adams the 2nd, Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration … 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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National Treasures

Where does one begin to list, what dazzles the eye?  I’ve decided to share, what’s personal to me, on this up and coming Independence Day…2016 The Statue of Liberty…our most famous national monument given to us by France in 1886, … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – April 2015

I haven’t been to Bemelmans since Valentines Day treating myself like a sweetheart.  I charged my drink of course, but come to find out, the bartender picked it up.  This allowed me to rationalize going there again, plus I needed … Continue reading

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Books On The Table

Been reading a lot lately never happy unless I have 5 or 6 in the on-deck circle. God bless the library with its endless supply of tomes not yet read.  1) How Do Be A Movie Star…Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood … Continue reading

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About Face – Part 2

If you’ve read Saving Grace Part-1, you’d know that two of my best friends have been encouraging me to have a little work done, which is how I came to be nervously sitting in Dr. M’s Zen like reception room … Continue reading

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February 14, 1884

He didn’t quite understand what was happening. He was in Albany working when he received a telegram stating that his beloved wife of four years had delivered a healthy baby girl. They named her Alice Lee, same as her mother. … Continue reading

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