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My Book Bag: Killing the Rising Sun

As I mentioned in my post last Friday about the Holocaust Museum, I do not handle the harsh facts of torture and death very well. That’s why I owned Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard for several months before I read it. And that’s why I’m just now writing about it… Continue reading My Book Bag: Killing the Rising Sun

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Arlington National Cemetery

This week on the blog, we are visiting the lovely, awe-inspiring Arlington National Cemetery. After church on Sunday, March 5, we traveled south to Washington, D.C. Before we even checked into our room, we headed out to see some sites. We wanted to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns… Continue reading Arlington National Cemetery

homeschooling-history

Review of Notgrass History: America the Beautiful

Notgrass History, in particular the course called America the Beautiful, has been one of my favorite curriculum choices. The two hardback textbooks along with the hardback book of speeches and original documents called We the People, are beautifully done and written in a conversational way. The two review books, timeline book, and map book are… Continue reading Review of Notgrass History: America the Beautiful

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My Book Bag: The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw has been a book I’ve been meaning to read for ages. As a history lover it intrigued me. I also really like Tom Brokaw, but then, who doesn’t? His unmistakable baritone voice came across the television many an evening at my house as he anchored the news. When Terry… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Greatest Generation

Vacation 2015

Land of Lincoln {and Other Men I Love}

After a week-long stay with Terry’s parents in Ohio, it was time to head home. I had briefly entertained the idea of swinging off our regular route to visit Springfield, Illinois, and the Lincoln Home and┬áMuseum, but after almost two weeks on the road, I didn’t think my man would go for it. But, I’m… Continue reading Land of Lincoln {and Other Men I Love}

Vintage Valerie

Vintage Valerie: The Truman Home

Today, for “Throw Back Thursday”, I’m sharing some photos from our visit to Harry S Truman’s home in Independence, Missouri. We lived in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2004, which is about an hour away from the Truman home. After Terry and I visited Monticello in 1999, we became hooked on trying to see as many Presidential… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: The Truman Home