Dec
27
2018

I attended a funeral recently of a centenarian, a tough Texas grandmother with an attitude, moxie, love for her family and a great sense of humor. She was 100 years young and independent, refusing to move in with her daughter, in order to live alone and independent. One of the ladies who spoke about her […]

Nov
16
2018

The rest of the sentence to that title introducing Herman Billnitzer’s story is, “They found out otherwise!” This was his proud description of the First Marine Division’s struggle through the Pacific islands as they answered the call of the Japanese propaganda to surrender. But I am jumping ahead of myself. Let me tell you about […]

Nov
2
2018

Steve Freeman’s love for flying began in 1948 at the age of four, when his dad took him up in a KR-21 Pre-World War II bi-wing airplane from the old Mustang Field, which was located on Northwest Highway and Abrams Road in Dallas, TX. He fondly remembers strapping the goggles on and sitting in his […]

Oct
29
2018

It’s the night of the dead and all through the crypt, Not a shiver was wasted in this spine-tingling grip. It’s a glorious night of full moon, you see. And the spooks are all gathered to scare you and me. King Dracula and Igor assemble with more; Skeletons, demons and ghouls galore! Witches with brews […]

Oct
10
2018

As I sat and listened to Pauline’s son-in-law tell of her life and character, I was truly touched by such a life that had always thought of others – always loving her family, serving others, volunteering and ‘making cookies.’ When you are in the presence of a centenarian’s life legacy and realize that this life […]