Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Giant Mum

In the spirit of Believe-It-Or-Not, this giant mum, a single plant mind you, has over 700 blooms on it.   We happened to be there at the right time to see it in all of its glory, mid-October.  It measures … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens

The Longwood Gardens are part of a 1,000 acre estate owned by the du Pont family, located near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Originally owned by William Penn, George Pierce bought the property in 1700.  Pierre S. du Pont bought the property in … Continue reading

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Gettysburg

I’m late again.  I was hoping to post a piece on July 4th, but I was out celebrating my favorite national holiday … July 4th, Independence Day.  To me, every Fourth of July is special, but this one is the … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

The end of World War I was marked by Germany signing the armistice (truce) at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day, a … Continue reading

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Flight 93

United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked by four Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001, with its intended target presumed to be the nation’s capitol in Washington, DC.  But, after hearing of three earlier hijacked planes that attacked the World Trade … Continue reading

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Rank Has Its Privileges

RHIP, rank has its privileges; an old adage that is evident even in the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War over 200 years ago.   When I think of Valley Forge, I think of soldiers suffering through frigid winter conditions … Continue reading

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Dream Job

This photo is the George Washington Chapel and National Carillon at Valley Forge.  No, its not where George Washington worshiped during the winter of 1777.  It is, however, located  near Washington’s Continental Army encampment.  It is an active Episcopal church, … Continue reading

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