romance

An Improbable Romance

April 7, 2020

After the wedding, my new in-laws and our best man visited over drinks back at the motel. They agreed that I was a nice girl, but they gave the marriage six months. They were wrong. It was a “death-do-us-part” marriage, lasting 46 years, three months, three weeks and one day. We were an unlikely pair. I had a summer job at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times …

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Remembering a Civil War Soldier

May 25, 2015

Today—on Memorial Day—we honor all those who gave their lives serving our country in the armed forces, but the day originally commemorated those who died in the Civil War. There were scattered observances decorating the graves of the fallen, both Union and Confederate, even before the war ended; but the first official Decoration Day took place at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868—established by …

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