Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day commemorations go back to the years immediately following the American Civil War. “Decoration Day” events, the precursor to today’s Memorial Day, seem to have started in the Southern US but they quickly spread to the North. Initially, women were the initiators of the tradition since it was women who were the primary decorators … Read Article

Lessons from My Mother

Lessons from My Mother

Mother’s Day was Sunday, and I made a phone call to my own parents and thanked them again for all the support they have offered over the years. My mother has always been an inspiration and an example for me. I recall when she’d come home from her job as a schoolteacher, fuming about some … Read Article