Monthly Archives: May 2021

A Memorial Day Reflection

Today, we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.  Memorial Day, which was originally called Decoration Day, was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 and first observed on May 30th of that year when flowers were placed on the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Drugs of My Youth

No, this is not a tell-all about drug abuse, but a focus on how accepted medicinal practices of the past are considered so dangerous now and are no longer used.  My parents were loving, caring adults—particularly my mother, who nursed … Continue reading

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