Tag Archives: history

sins and cell phones

Somewhere over the Atlantic, Delta flight attendants handed out customs declaration cards. “As you go through immigration and customs, put your cell phones away,” they warned. “Put your cell phones away – or they will be confiscated!” they warned again … Continue reading

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All Prayer Foundlings Home, Louisville

Blogging for the Filson Historical Society about a new (old) collection of glass lantern slides. The images of adorable infants, hymn lyrics and bible illustrations appear to have been used in presentations about the orphanage to church groups throughout Kentucky … Continue reading

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A visit to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

… between the crosses, row on row. (Quote is from “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae.)

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Are you my mother(-in-law)?

When Fred first moved to Cleveland, he rented a petite carriage house behind a clapboard mansion off Fairmount Avenue in Cleveland Heights. The unheated bedroom made for frigid early mornings, but the neighborhood with tree-lined streets, churches and cafes, suited … Continue reading

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civic duty

Found in the archives:

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My mother-in-law’s slides

She looks like Marilyn Monroe, posing in front of the Eiffel Tower in the early 50s. Other images show her in front of a backdrop of mountain peaks or capture the military base on which she worked. On a recent Christmas trip, … Continue reading

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Archivist, by any other name

My in-laws, when asked what we do for a living, tell folks that my husband teaches and that I work in a museum library. In truth, he works as a leadership consultant in a children’s hospital, and I am an … Continue reading

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