Tag Archives: Washington DC

Remembering 151st anniversary of Lincoln’s death

A dozen or so people gathered on the otherwise empty street at 7 a.m. seemingly away from the many commuters entering the city. They would only stay a short time. Both strangers and old friends said hello and waited for … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Scaling the Jefferson Memorial

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Wordless Wednesday: Jefferson Memorial

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Cherry blossoms up and close

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It’s cherry blossom time

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Did somebody say magnolias?

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Jefferson’s view of the White House

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It’s cherry blossoms-magnolias week

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Wordless Wednesday: Finding John Wilkes Booth

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Cherry blossom peak March 31-April 3

The National Park Service predicts cherry blossom peak bloom will be March 31-April 3. Now park officials are not perfect guessers, but I have to admit they’re pretty good. Mostly, it’s based on expected March temperatures. Give the blossoms a … Continue reading

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Allies in War at American Indian museum

War makes strange bedfellows. Allies in War, Partners in Peace is a bronze statue by Edward E. Hlavka that is in the American Indian museum. Gen. George Washington is joined by Oneida diplomat Oskanondonha and Polly Cooper, an Oneida Indian … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Smithsonian of American Indian

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Wordless Wednesday: Coffin’s coffin in Rock Creek Cemetery

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Wordless Wednesday: Lincoln Memorial

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Wordless Wednesday: Three Soldiers Statue

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Cuban Friendship Urn – we’re friends again

Now that the U.S. is ready to restore relations with Cuba after a half century of the Cold War, the Cuban Friendship Urn reminds us of a time when we were friends. Actually, U.S.-Cuban relations are a little complicated. The … Continue reading

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Cherry blossom peak is April 8-12

Really, you need more than the dates? OK, the National Park Service said the peak should be April 8-12, but no one really knows. Indeed, the person who forecasted for many years retired so this is a rookie prediction. Even … Continue reading

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