What is it about the holidays that makes us want to make it perfect for those we love.  Could it be that I watched one too many Hallmark movies, looked into too many snow globes, or dreamed of too many holiday dreams?  Sometimes I forget to remember that it is the Charlie Brown trees and […]

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Christmas at the Whitehouse at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Yesterday, I took a walk through the holiday exhibit, “Christmas at the Whitehouse” while visiting the museum.  The exhibit will be on display until the New Year.  I enjoyed looking into the past at White House moments.  There is a very lovely gold-plated desk clock on display that was given to President Eisenhower by his […]

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Recovery, a tornado story

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On a recent hosted rip to Clarksville, Tennessee, I saw first hand what a community can do after a devastating tornado.  One look at the statue, “The Day After” a beautiful bronze statue of a man reading a paper, shows how this town rose from the wreckage of a tornado that whipped through their town […]

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Books for travel & books for the holiday, pick your choice!

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It’s that time again when you are trying to find just the right gift, whether for someone to read on the road or tucked up tight in bed or covered up cozy on the couch I know for me and perhaps many of those in your life, a good book may be just the answer […]

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Fort Defiance defies history

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There is always an interesting twist when it comes to history, but an ironic one surrounds Clarksville’s Fort Defiance. Built by 200 enslaved men with shovels and picks, this acre of earthworks would later serve as a place of shelter when the Union army occupied the city.  During my hosted visit to Clarksville, Tracy Jepson, […]

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