Category Archives: History

The silent screen

I enjoy silent comedy on film.  Buster Keaton.  Charley Chase.  Charlie Chaplin. Fatty Arbuckle.  Laurel and Hardy.  Especially Laurel and Hardy. I have a large collection of silent comedy on DVD that I’ve watched many times on my computer or TV. … Continue reading

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Treasures in the attic

I remembered this photo that had been given to me almost 15 years ago by the then-current resident of an old house that had been the home of my great-great-grandparents.  The new owner had found it in his attic and … Continue reading

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A complete history

I recently read a review of a book written by an English author about the events of the War of 1812 from the perspective of a British writer. I was reminded of many conversations with Stephen in which he gave … Continue reading

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