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Mr. Fortune

September 12, 2013 Today in Waterbury, CT. a former slave by the name of Fortune will be remembered and buried. After Fortune’s death in 1798, his bones were preserved for study by his owner and physician, Dr. Preserved Porter. The family then donated Fortune’s skeleton to the Mattatuck Museum where they were kept on display until the 1970’s when...

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Share Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have joined the ranks of Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, President Barack Obama, Albert Scweitzer and the Dalai Lama, among others, in being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. This year's awards reminds us that even as we face incredible religious strife, goals can cross contentious ideological lines. Malala, a Muslim and Kailash, a Hindu, share this honor for their selfless dedication in fighting for rights for children. Malala is only 17 years old (the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) and has been working publicly since she was 14 for the rights of girls. Mr. Satyarthi has worked for decades to protect children from exploitation and abuse.


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Golfing In Asia 1988

In the fall of 1988, Elmira and I joined a couple of friends on an extended tour of southern Asia, which included India, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. In riding by bus through India we saw a couple of golf courses that were really rustic, with burnt grass and compacted sand for putting greens. The heat and lack of water eliminated any “green”. Our young male Indian guide said he was a golfer and encouraged us to participate. So, at our next stop the Hotel was...


Two Difficulties In My Life

Difficulty #1 I think my father thought he was taking me on an educational trip. It was to a packing house. It was a terrible experience for me - I can still hear the cries of those slaughtered animals and see the blood running and knives being stuck in those poor innocent animals!! To this day I can not eat any meat - especially if it’s on the bone.. I’m a happy vegetarian!! Elsie Johnson Southbury, CT © 2014 + Difficulty #2 When I was about 7 years of age a huge dog...


A Difficulty - Losing A Child

I guess the most difficult time in my life was when our oldest son developed a benign brain tumor which left him legally blind at age 33. We moved him into a small house nearby and I spent the next 20 years dealing with this problem. He had 2 major surgeries, but was always brave and cheerful and people were very kind. Many gave him rides to the the store for groceries or to appointments And because we lived in a small town he was well know as sort of “a character”. When...


Nannie King

Mrs. King brought her six year old son to join my 1st grade in Littleton, Colorado. He was an acquaintance and friend all through high school and college. Then he had a scholarship (2 years) as a teacher and student at MIT in Boston. I was planning to teach for two years in a school in Manzanola, Colorado. Before the first year was over, Mrs. King came all the way to Manzanola to ask me if I would marry Bob King - that he was not going back to MIT if we didn’t marry. So...


On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall

Berlin is in the spotlight as it celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall. The gala celebration, as seen on European TV via the internet, was a moving spectacle – balloons and all. The very idea of a walled city is a difficult concept in modern times. In the aftermath of WW II the Berlin Wall did not appear overnight. It evolved, becoming more of a fixture and a symbol as the Cold War dragged on. The city of Berlin did not exist in a vacuum...


Pretzels and Ice Cream

I am already getting hungry just thinking about writing this. My parents both grew up in Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania Dutch country. The local treat was ice cream with a big pretzel on the side and this was how ice cream was served at their local shops. Story has it that my parents shared this treat on their first date and I suppose that event cemented pretzels and ice cream as a sentimental staple in our household. For years, for as many years as was possible, we had...


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