Tag Archives: 5 Days-5 Photos Challenge

Summer of Love

Apollo astronauts landed on the moon. Two hundred thousand showed up for Woodstock. It was 1969. And I was making hand grenade fuses in a small factory in rural Pennsylvania. In spite of cutback promises by President Nixon, the conflict … Continue reading

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Banh Mi

Move over, Cheese steak, there’s a new kid in town. The Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich. Growing up in my part of the world, children are pretty much weaned on Italian Hoagies and Philly Cheese steaks. We are snobs about them. … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Time

Opened in 1887, the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island is one of the most photographed hotels in the world. It sits on an island in northern Michigan that has turned back time. There are no motorized vehicles allowed, bicycles and … Continue reading

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Ruby Slippers

Clicking these won’t get you back home from Oz…. But they might save you from slipping in a summer storm, hurricane, torrential downpour, or even a twister. For Victo Dolore, and all of her followers.   Passing Thought. *** This … Continue reading

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An Officer and a Luftwaffe

You are cordially invited to the German wedding in uniform of Luftwaffe Stuka pilot Johann Warsteiner and Professor Gretchen Mueller. These folks were honored at Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WW II Weekend with a 3 day wedding ceremony, hosted by … Continue reading

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