Paul Revere’s Boston Two lanterns hung from the steeple of the Old North Church in 1775 started Paul Revere from his home (built in 1677) to Lexington to warn of the British advance. Revere, who also took part in the Boston Tea Party, was a well known silversmith, dentist, bell caster and coppersmith. Interior ofContinue reading “Boston, MA”
1971 We have been in Nara for a week in a stunning Japanese style room. Asian Education Conference. Am deep in the writings of the Buddha. The Buddha of Kamakura – built in 1252, is the largest Buddha next to the Buddha in Nara. IT is well known as a “handsome” Buddha.
July 1986 Yesterday we took a tour of the Peace Palace. M wants me to come here and study International Law so we can live here for a year or two. The weather has been a bit chilly but it was warm and sunny today for our trip to Delft, where we had “pannekocken” forContinue reading “Den Haag, Holland”
1980 Nigeria, the most populous single African nation on the continent of Africa, lies on the west coast and has a rich tradition and culture closely connected with their religious beliefs and the rights and practices relating to them. Traditional religion has given the people a heritage of culture and tradition which is still noticeableContinue reading “Illorin Market, Nigeria”
March 1995 Greetings from Maui It was good to hear from you and we so appreciate the valet service! Of course the sun is shining and we walk the beach everyday, swim, sightsee, eat and read. A high point was finding Lindberg’s grave yesterday. We miss you – and are holding good thoughts for MarchContinue reading “Hawaii”
First, a note on masks. Most people I came in contact with were wearing masks. At least indoors. I wore a mask all the time indoors unless I was eating. Outdoors I wore a mask if there were a lot of people around. Many people who were wearing masks, let them slip down below theirContinue reading “Egypt Trip Part Two”
I arrived in Cairo yesterday. Loving it!
1950’s “One of the newest and most popular winter resorts in the “Valley of the Sun” is the spacious modern Camel Back Inn, located in the heart of the desert near Phoenix, a resort of real charm.”
This is a postcard, I believe from the 1950’s or thereabouts. It shows a skyline before the IDS building, before Mary Richards. The back reads “View of the skyline of downtown Minneapolis with Loring Park in the foreground. Some of the buildings in the view are the Foshay Tower, Telephone building, Medical Arts and N.W.Continue reading “Minneapolis, Minnesota”