Archive for the ‘History’ Category

“We all need someone to bleed on . . .”

May 11, 2009

Shrapnel, the pieces of metal shards that are distributed when an artillery shell explodes, got its name from the British officer who invented it.

We always thought that Shrapnel would be a good name for a German Shepherd type dog.

How many?

March 4, 2009

How many women have been awarded a U. S. Congressional Medal of Honor?

If you say:  “None!,” you will be wrong!

There was one:

1908 Flashbacks

January 26, 2009

In 1908, there was a New York to Paris automobile race.  The 2009 New York to Paris “Great Race” will begin on April 25, 2009, according to their web site:

The 1908 White Fleet trip around the world celebrated its 100 annivsary in 2008, but we didn’t hear about it until we were in Australia.

The USS John McCain visited Sydney and Melbourne as part of the centenial clebration.

Better late than never, we say:  “Bully!”