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Country music – Three chords and the truth

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

Two Reno Divorce Era “Survivors” – Then and Now

Then. In 1951, the glamorous singer/dancer Marilu Norden registered at the Pyramid Lake Ranch to wait out her six weeks for a “quickie” divorce. The guest ranch was 34 miles north of Reno in Sutcliffe, a location that was remote then and still is today. In 1947, Montana cowboy Bill McGee hired on as head…

Looking back – The voyage to Normandy for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day (Post 3/5, Part 2)

June 6, 2019 is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day…the landing of the Allies on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. In a series of brief posts, Bill and I remember the highlights of our visit to Normandy in June 1994 for the 50th Anniversary.   Sainte-Mère-Eglise, June 5, 1994 – After visiting Ste-Mère-Eglise,…

Looking back – The voyage to Normandy for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, June 1994 (Post 3/5, Part 1)

June 6, 2019 is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day…the landing of the Allies on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. In a series of brief posts, Bill and I remember the highlights of our visit to Normandy in June 1994 for the 50th Anniversary.     Cherbourg and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, June 5, 1994 – Eighteen…