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Sesquintessence

Google impressed me today with their Google Cultural Institute. In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address, they posted a link to their digital exhibits about the historic speech. It was my first experience with the GCI. My wife … Continue reading

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Fourscore Check-in

The actual spot where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address is now believed to be in the Evergreen Cemetery adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park. Previous generations marked what they thought was the spot with the Soldiers’ National Monument. My … Continue reading

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Dead Spread

In the olden days, performers would literally sing for their supper. I got a nice lunch on Tuesday and all I had to do for it was crack a few jokes about blowflies and crematories. Dr. Bill Bass was at … Continue reading

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Mourning Addition

“Morning Edition’s summer road trip this year takes us to graveyards around the U.S. All summer, we’ll be visiting unusual, noteworthy or just plain intriguing places of eternal rest.” So began a series on NPR entitled “Dead Stop.” I subscribed … Continue reading

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Corn Game

By arriving early at “MoonPie in the Smokies” on Saturday, I had time to take a few photos for my blog. When the video crew from SMOMOtv arrived, I put my camera away and grabbed the microphone. The report shows … Continue reading

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Moonstruck

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Annie. Annie who? Annie body want a MoonPie? That was one of the jokes told by a group of adorable kids who performed a “Tribute to Earl Mitchell” at the first “MoonPie in the Smokies” festival … Continue reading

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Tiles Per Hour

Grandma loved to play “tiles.” The game is officially known as Rummikub, which we pronounced “rummy cube.” Every household in the family had a Deluxe Edition of the game in case Grandma came to visit. I am sharing memories of … Continue reading

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140 Historical Characters

“frank murphy (@frankmurphy2009) is now following your tweets (@FrankMurphyCom) on Twitter,” said the email. Do I have to follow him back? I’ll have to think about it because I don’t share his love of the NBA. He also seems to … Continue reading

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Count to Three

Everyone knows that Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. In the course of my radio career, I worked on a fair number of Elvis-themed broadcasts. The most notable was a Don & Mike live remote from Graceland on the … Continue reading

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