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Soldiers? No! Comedians? Yes!

If you have been following my blog for a while, I think you might be starting to understand the craziness I live with in the form of a husband and two sons.  I showed you my husband’s sense of humour … Continue reading

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A Visit to Fort Moultrie

When we travelled to South Carolina last March, we stayed with my parents on Isle of Palms, where they were vacationing for the Winter months.  Isle of Palms is a barrier island north of Charleston Harbour and is connected by … Continue reading

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The Fire Power of Fort Sumter

Boys being boys, the part that my sons loved the most about Fort Sumter was the collection of cannons and mortars on display.  This was better than looking at pictures or seeing them in movies.  They could actually touch them … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Fort Sumter

“South Carolina had seceded from the Union, yet Union forces still occupied fort Sumter at the entrance of Charleston Harbor.  The South demanded that Fort Sumter be vacated.  The North refused.  Finally, on April 12, 1861, South Carolina Confederate troops … Continue reading

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The place where the Civil War began

Both of my sons are very fascinated by history – military history in particular.  In fact, they both won the history award at their 8th Grade graduations.  So, when we were planning our trip to Charleston, South Carolina last March, … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

It’s Remembrance Day in Canada, a day where we remember the men and women who have given their lives to preserve the peace we enjoy today.  I, for one, am very grateful to all of the Canadian soldiers past and … Continue reading

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Contemplation

In May, 2010 I had the honour of accompanying my son, Bryan, and his school on a trip to the Netherlands to be part of the celebrations for the 65th anniversary of VE Day (the end of WWII).  It was … Continue reading

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