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Wild Bill Hickok and My Great-Great-Grandfather

I love reading about the Old West. The years between roughly 1840 and 1890. Days of the expanding frontier, cattle drives, Native Americans, covered wagons and stagecoaches, outlaws, buffalos, the Gold Rush, gambling and saloons.  Not the dime store novels … Continue reading

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On Ferguson

I am really trying hard to stay open minded and understand all the lessons coming out of Ferguson, but I keep going back to the security video I saw of Michael Brown stealing cigars from a minority store manager/owner in … Continue reading

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Dunleith Historic Inn

Every once in a while when I travel, instead of staying at a hotel, I like to stay at a historic Bed and Breakfast.  It takes a little bit of research to find a home that has been preserved and … Continue reading

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The Lorraine Motel

Last week, on a whim, Patty and I hopped in the car and drove up to Memphis, Tennessee to satisfy my travel hunger.  I’d talked with her about Sun Studios where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis … Continue reading

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Skinny Legs

Diane Leota could dance and I wanted to go see her.  It was summer vacation so I could do whatever I wanted to do all day.  I wanted to see her dance. Diane lived pretty close to Parma Lutheran Church. … Continue reading

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