Veterans Day – A Day Late

To all military veterans or their children or grandchildren! You don’t have to be a celebrity to write your military memoirs. Preserving your stories about your military service is a priceless gift for your family…but sometimes it takes a checklist to get started. Your free copy of award-winning military historian Bill McGee’s two-page “How To…

If these Mapes champagne glasses could talk…

What a surprise from Fedex today… two champagne glasses from Reno’s Mapes estate sent to us by fellow Reno history buffs, Deb Wiger Geraghty and James Stavena. As Bill and I toasted each other with sparkling rose, and wondered whose lips – famous and infamous – had sipped from these glasses, Bill once again told…

Country music … Three chords and the truth

On Sunday, Sept 8, we watched “Live at the Ryman”, a concert special celebrating the upcoming 8-part documentary,  Country Music, A Film by Ken Burns.  After listening for two hours to one great song after another performed by a stellar line-up of country Western musicians, Bill began to reminisce about his introduction to country… “I…