Tag Archives: The South

150 Years

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the most devastating war America has ever fought. On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee signed the instrument of surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and General Ulysses S. Grant accepted the … Continue reading

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Heat

Here in the southeast, the temperatures are unusually high. The same is true of other areas of the south and southwest. This past week, the forecasters predicted highs in the realm of 107 to 110. Of course, as aviators, we know the … Continue reading

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Late Night Thoughts

It is a little before 2:30 in the morning. I awake to the storm passing overhead. I lie in bed thinking about the weather. Specifically, I think about the photos I took of the hail in the backyard during the … Continue reading

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My Maternal Grandfathers

Yesterday, I wrote about my paternal grandfathers.  Today, I must tell the stories of my mother’s fathers and their fathers.  Their stories are just as interesting and possibly more critical to my being here than those of my Cuban ancestors. … Continue reading

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