Monthly Archives: August 2017

In A “Tawny Yellow” Library, The Husband Of Another Elizabeth Butler Helped Win The Great War With Books

I’m over the top not only about “Tommies,” but also about doughboys, because I’m related to one. In the summer of 1917, my grandmother and great-grandfather took the train from Columbus to Chillicothe, Ohio to visit my great-great uncle, Charles … Continue reading

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Are You As Over The Top About “Tommies” As I Am?

Articulate. Brilliant. Fascinating. Incredible. A living legend. Read what former students of Jefferson D. Futch III, professor emeritus of history at Washington and Lee University, have to say about him and you’ll soon get the idea that he was one … Continue reading

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How Are You And “Bob” Spending The Summer?

As I stocked the shelves of my Little Free Library, Mike sauntered up as my first customer. “What should I take with me on my trip to Wisconsin?,” he asked. I pulled the copy of Dan Brown’s Deception Point from┬áthe … Continue reading

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Lunch With Hope Taft, A Chelsea Flower Show Designer And Topiary Animals? Count Me In!

Who wins your award for congeniality? I would bestow the honor on two people. One is Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the jovial clergyman with the gift of the gab, a taste for hot dogs, baseball and Donohue’s Steakhouse, and an obvious … Continue reading

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